Acebass: Back in 1991 I had the pleasure of running a campaign for a guy named Gatewood Galbraith.

    “Acebass”   Back in 1991 I had the pleasure of running a campaign for a guy named Gatewood Galbraith. He was an issues candidate who wanted to legalize Marijuana. Back then that wasn't popular to say much less support for public office but that didn't stop Gatewood. He went on to become a Kentucky …

Public Education Campaign Aims to Allow Industrial Hemp Farming Again in the U.S.

Public Education Campaign Aims to Allow Industrial Hemp Farming Again in the U.S. WASHINGTON, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) and Vote Hemp have announced plans for the 3rd Annual Hemp History Week to be held on June 4-10, 2012. A national grassroots education campaign designed to renew strong support for …

Federal Aid Programs Being Made Available for Kentucky Residents During Current Disaster posted by Alex Ferreras on March 7, 2012

(Source: FEMA) – Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s major disaster declaration issued for Kentucky. Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required: Rental payments for temporary housing for those whose homes are unlivable.  Initial assistance may …

Panel approves religious freedom amendment

FRANKFORT, KY. — Kentucky courts would be required to allow people to opt out of obeying some laws that run counter to their religious beliefs if a constitutional amendment that passed a Senate committee Wednesday becomes law. Senate Bill 158 would require the government to exempt people from laws that contradict their religious beliefs unless …

Medical marijuana backers try to make their cause heard

Written by Caitlin Bowling   Margaret Wakefield is not a college student nor does she sport dreadlocks and Birkenstocks while chatting about how the world should focus more on peace and love. Wakefield has short dark hair, pink fingernails and silver heart-shaped earrings. Wearing a printed shirt and sweater, the Cherokee resident is dressed as …

Ron Paul’s “Super Tuesday” Speech…

REP. RON PAUL, R-TEXAS, PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, DELIVERS REMARKS IN NORTH DAKOTA   SEE VIDEO HERE...   [*] (JOINED IN PROGRESS) PAUL: ... next year the 100th anniversary of the Federal Reserve by repealing the Federal Reserve Act. (APPLAUSE) AUDIENCE: End the Fed! End the Fed! End the Fed! End the Fed! End the Fed! End …

Resources for Kentuckians Affected by Friday’s Tornadoes

Resources for Kentuckians Affected by Friday's Tornadoes My staff in Kentucky has been on the ground surveying the damage from Friday's tornado devastation. They have compiled the following information to share with affected Kentuckians and opportunities for those who wish to volunteer or donate items. Please share this information with your friends and neighbors. As …

Angel McClary Raich is dying of Radiation Necrosis and Brain Tumor…

Cheryl Shuman  -  Jan 31, 2012  -  Public ANGEL NEEDS HELP!!! Beloved Activist and Medical Marijuana activist - Angel McClary Raich is dying of Radiation Necrosis and brain tumor. Please join Angel's brain tumor, radiation necrosis, and end-of-life support webpage!! Follow along and keep up-to-date with Angel Raich and her needs. Sign up to come …

SB 129 Medical marijuana, Legislative Concerns

February 29, 2012 Now that Kentucky's Senate has proposed a bill allowing for the medical use of marijuana, Senate Bill 129 The Gatewood Galbraith Memorial Medical Marijuana Act filed by State Senator Perry Clark, legislators will have to seriously consider the proposal. I'm pretty sure the majority of Kentucky's legislators have not done this before. …

Senator Ken Winters’ Frankfort Report

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 28, 2012 Senator Ken Winters’ Frankfort Report FRANKFORT – After a pause for President’s Day, the Legislature moved into the second half of the 2012 General Assembly Session. I had visits from groups representing adult day health care providers and developmental disabilities. Many Boy Scout troops came to Frankfort for …

Open Seeds: Biopiracy and the Patenting of Life by grtv

  Open Seeds: Biopiracy and the Patenting of Life by grtv As the world begins to digest the implications of intellectual property for online censorship, another IP issue threatens an even more fundamental part of our daily lives: our food supply. Backed by legal precedent and armed with seemingly inexhaustible lobbying funds, a handful of …

Medical Marijuana : “Gain” one right, loose others

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I am a medical marijuana patient. Which in my state grants me certain rights- the right to ingest cannabis. The right to purchase it at dispensaries. And the right to grow (a limited amount) of cannabis. And of course- all these rights come with the major caveat- they are still forbidden under federal law, a lwa whose enforcement can, and does change, at the whim of not only the current administration, but of the non-elected people in power within the many federal agencies.

But the point I want to make here- is the loss of my freedom of travel. While nearly a third of the states have medical marijuana laws- most have no provisions to recognize patients from other states. So- IF I travel out of state, whether as part of my job, or to visit family or friends, for pleasure, or to see another doctor/specialist- I once again become…

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