Congressman Heck Introduces Marijuana Banking Amendments

by NORML September 2, 2017Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) with Representatives Perlmutter (CO-07), Lee (CA-13), and Titus (NV-01) have submitted two amendments to the financial services division to be included in the House appropriations bill. Both of these amendments focus on banking services for legal marijuana-related businesses and would be a temporary fix until the current …

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Uncertain legal status of financial transactions in marijuana industry lead to bitcoin, cryptocurrency development

By Steve BrachmannSeptember 2, 2017 On July 27th, the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations held a hearing of the full committee to markup several pieces of legislation, including S.1662, the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for 2018. News reports indicate that, during that hearing, the Senate appropriations committee approved an amendment which …

RE: International Drug Scheduling; Convention on Psychotropic Substances; Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs; Ocfentanil, Carfentanil, Pregabalin, Tramadol, Cannabidiol, Ketamine, and Eleven Other Substances; Request for Comments

The information contained herein is from the Government website of REGULATIONS.GOV.They are currently seeking comments on the scheduling of the above named substances.  After browsing through the information I did not see CANNABIS included in this request.  Cannabidiol, IS INCLUDED.  I will submit my comments and will post my response here on the website.SummaryThe Food …

Federal trial details black market conspiracy out of Fort Campbell

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- More than $1 million in weapons parts and sensitive military equipment was stolen out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and sold in a vast black market, some of it to foreign buyers through eBay, according to testimony at a federal trial this week.The equipment -- some of it re-sold to buyers in …

“I think I had an undercover Cop in my driveway yesterday”…

If you didn’t already know him, meet Daren McCormick.  He lives in Nova Scotia Canada and is one of “Canada’s new oilmen”.He heals the sick, illegally.He is prosecuted, illegally.He has and is being detained in an Amherst facility, most likely illegally, as no signed search warrant was produced before his arrest.The following is the information …

Pot Was Flying Off the Shelves in Uruguay. Then U.S. Banks Weighed In.

Pot Was Flying Off the Shelves in Uruguay. Then U.S. Banks Weighed In.By ERNESTO LONDOÑOAUG. 25, 2017A line outside a pharmacy selling legal marijuana last month in Montevideo, Uruguay. Credit Matilde Campodonico/Associated Press The pharmacies selling pot were doing a brisk business.After Uruguay became the first country in the world to fully legalize marijuana sales …

Other states allow medical marijuana. Judge asks why Kentucky shouldn’t join them.

Amy Stalker says she had more control over her own health when she lived in Colorado, where marijuana can be legally prescribed as medicine. Stalker now lives in Kentucky, where medical use of marijuana is banned.By John Chevesjcheves@herald-leader.comAugust 22, 2017 4:55 PM Frankfort A Franklin Circuit Court judge on Tuesday asked attorneys for the state …

District attorney: Marijuana laced with fentanyl is in Tennessee

      PLEASE BE AWARE!!!!   NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Tennessee District Attorney is offering a warning about a new, deadly mix of drugs – marijuana mixed with fentanyl. DA Matthew Stowe told News 2 the drug is here in Tennessee and he can’t warn people fast enough. “It’s absolutely being seen in …

Change in law sought for study of alcoholic drinks

News ReleaseFriday, August 18, 2017Change in law sought for study of alcoholic drinksFRANKFORT – Universities across Kentucky are offering classes in distilling, brewing and wine making, but students can't necessarily taste the spirits they're studying in class – even if they're of drinking age.Rep. James Kay, D-Versailles, said he wanted to address that in testimony …

Charges dropped against marijuana activist who gave out joints in front of Capitol

By Perry SteinOn April 20, an unofficial holiday for marijuana users, Capitol Police arrested eight protesters for handing out marijuana joints on land near the U.S. Capitol under local jurisdiction.Only two of those arrested were charged with a crime, and on Monday, the U.S. attorney’s office said it would drop charges against one of those …

State officials admit they don’t know if CBD oil is legal in Indiana or not

Bob SegallPublished: 08/15/17 05:28 pm EDT.Updated: 08/15/17 06:16 pm EDT.INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Weeks after Indiana State Excise Police declared products containing CBD oil to be illegal and subject to confiscation, the state’s alcohol and tobacco police suddenly changed their minds - and we now know why. State officials say they don’t actually know if CBD …

Tribes Petition to Shut Down DAPL Standing Rock Sioux and Northern Cheyenne want to stop Dakota Access oil flow

Standing Rock Sioux and Northern Cheyenne want to stop Dakota Access oil flow Renae Ditmer • August 13, 2017 The Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes, have requested that the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) be shut down while a U.S. District Court Judge decides whether to mandate further environmental review.The tribes’ attorneys, with …

Why the Marijuana Justice Act legalizes marijuana the right way

By Jim Patterson, Opinion Contributor - 08/16/17 02:10 PM EDTEarlier this month, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) introduced the Marijuana Justice Act. To some, this bill may look like another liberal attempt to push for widespread legalization of marijuana across the country. But for those of us who work in this industry and understand the complexities …

Gov. Bevin to Ceremonially Sign Legislation to Combat Opioid Epidemic Tomorrow

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 14, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin will be joined by state legislators in Frankfort on Tuesday, as he ceremonially signs three recently enacted measures aimed at combatting Kentucky’s opioid epidemic.House Bill 333, sponsored by Rep. Kim Moser, prevents physicians from prescribing more than a three-day supply of opioid painkillers (with some exceptions) …

Marijuana growing on the streets of Minneapolis:

One of the questions I have had for this life is what are the myths we live by? And from where do these myths come? This spring I had the inspiration to plant some Marijuana plants out of pure defiance to the control the government and society has on free thinking. My 25-year journey in promoting homeopathy and homeoprophylaxis in the face of the vaccine paradigm has also been along this same vein.

Vaccine Free: Homeopathic Education for the Immune System

A social experiment in waking up. And what does growing weed have to do with Vaccination?

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One of the questions I have had for this life is what are the myths we live by? And from where do these myths come? This spring I had the inspiration to plant some Marijuana plants out of pure defiance to the control the government and society has on free thinking. My 25-year journey in promoting homeopathy and homeoprophylaxis in the face of the vaccine paradigm has also been along this same vein.

What I have come to understand is that the basic nature of the human mind is corruptible. We are all susceptible to greed and power. But that also we are susceptible to fear and open ourselves to being controlled for lack of our own thoughts and conviction in action. Like a virus, if we have fear we are…

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Gov. Bevin Launches ‘Message of Hope’ Campaign as part of Don’t Let Them Die Initiative

Commonwealth of KentuckyGovernor's OfficeFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Woody Maglinger502-564-2611Woody.Maglinger@ky.govGov. Bevin Launches 'Message of Hope' Campaign as part of Don't Let Them Die Initiative FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 3, 2017) - Governor Bevin’s office will begin placing painted rocks around Kentucky this afternoon in order to raise awareness for Kentucky's opioid epidemic and the “Don’t Let Them Die” …

Commentary: Support states’ rights on cannabis

As a Nevada citizen, a marijuana special use attorney, and advocate for veterans, I write today to discuss important issues related to states’ rights, federalism, and cannabis regulation.The Constitution of the United States codifies federalism, protecting the power of the states to speak, act and legislate in a constitutionally guaranteed and sovereign manner. As Supreme …

With much gratitude from the USMjParty, Thank You, Sen. Booker!

THIS is what I’ve been praying for!Above:  Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) announces the “Marijuana Justice Act” live on Facebook, August 1, 2017.  Follow link to view video!Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) took a giant leap to the front of the legalize Marijuana train and did, in fact, introduce what I consider to be a genuine attempt …

(KY) Legalize marijuana now, the people have spoken

By Erica RuckerIf Gov Matt Bevin really wants to avoid future state budget deficits and chip away at the pension disaster, instead of cutting services, he must work with state lawmakers from both parties to finally legalize cannabis.Kentuckians are ready to join the growing number of states where it is legal to some degree — …

DeKalb father sues AG Jeff Sessions over marijuana

Christopher Hopper, WXIA 11:45 PM. EDT July 27, 2017A DeKalb County father is suing the federal government, namely Attorney General Jeff Sessions over marijuana.Sebastien Cotte, Stone Mountain, is named in a federal lawsuit filed Monday, July 24 in a U.S. District Court in Manhattan challenging the Controlled Substances Act.Cotte has a 6-year-old son Jagger who …

Trump’s DOJ gears up for crackdown on marijuana

By Lydia Wheeler - 07/23/17 07:30 AM EDTThe Trump administration is readying for a crackdown on marijuana users under Attorney General Jeff Sessions.President Trump’s Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, led by Sessions, is expected to release a report next week that criminal justice reform advocates fear will link marijuana to violent crime …

…dying with Francis – and learning to live again…

…dying with Francis – and learning to live again…ShereeKrider 7/11/2017 7:51:32 PMOn Father’s Day Sunday June 12th, 1983, I had a perfect baby girl. On Father’s Day Sunday June 19th, 2017, I lost my baby girl at 34 years old in a horrible one vehicle accident along north Interstate 65 a few miles outside of …

Kentucky’s Tweeting Governor Blocks Critics On Social Media… And He’s Not The Only One

By Brendan McCarthy and June Leffler June 15, 2017Gov. Matt Bevin in recent months has turned to social media platforms to slam local media and share his political views directly with followers.But as Bevin ramped up his criticism and online dispatches, he’s also blocked more than 500 Twitter users from following him, according to records …

Senators introduce bill to end federal medical marijuana prohibition

Sessions asked Congress in May to allow the Justice Department to prosecute businesses and individuals in states with medical marijuana lawsCongress took a step toward easing its stance on medical marijuana on Thursday.U.S. Sens. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), Corey Booker (D-New Jersey) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) introduced a bill that would end the federal prohibition …

Biotechnology company opens mosquito factory in Lexington

by Monica Kastjmkast@herald-leader.comA Lexington biotechnology company aimed at fighting mosquito-borne diseases such as the Zika virus opened a mosquito factory Wednesday on Malabu Drive. MosquitoMate, founded by University of Kentucky entomology professor Stephen Dobson, will use the 6,000-square-foot space to raise millions of sterile, non-biting mosquitoes that will act as a “biopesticide” against other mosquitoes …

Last month, the House passed the Working Families Flexibility Act

By UpCounsel Employment Attorney Josh GarberLast month, the House passed the Working Families Flexibility Act, a controversial piece of legislation that would allow private-sector employees to trade overtime pay for compensatory time off, which the employee could use to take time off from work at later date.Although its supporters tout the bill as pro-employee, there …

Developing Kentucky’s Workforce Op-Ed by Governor Matt Bevin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Woody Maglinger502-564-2611Woody.Maglinger@ky.govDeveloping Kentucky’s WorkforceOp-Ed by Governor Matt BevinFRANKFORT, Ky. (June 15, 2017) - From the beginning of our administration, we have set the goal of making Kentucky the engineering and manufacturing hub of excellence in the world. We are off to a good start. We recently shattered our annual record for new …

CORRECTION! Shannon Dugas of “The Couch” Radio Show interviews Tim Simpson, member of Phoenix Tears

THE CORRECT TITLE SHOULD BE:SHANNON DUGAS OF “THE COUCH” RADIO SHOW INTERVIEWS TIM ALLEN,  MEMBER OF PHOENIX TEARS!THE TITLE NAME WAS INCORRECTLY REPORTED AS “TIM SIMPSON”, AND I APOLOGIZE FOR THE ERROR!THE STORY REMAINS THE SAME!THE LINKS ARE CORRECT.Shannon Dugas of “The Couch” Radio Show interviews Tim Allen, member of Phoenix TearsShereeKrider

(KY) GOV. MATT BEVIN AND AG ANDY BESHEAR GET SUED OVER MEDICAL MARIJUANA!

BECAUSE THIS STORY IS SO IMPORTANT IN KENTUCKY I HAVE INCLUDED TWO SOURCES OF INFORMATION.PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK TO THE VIDEO BELOW TO HEAR THE PRESS CONFERENCE WHICH WAS AIRED ON WLKY.THE LAWSUIT WAS FILED TODAY, JUNE 14TH, 2017, IN JEFFERSON COUNTY KENTUCKY AGAINST GOV. MATT BEVIN AND AG ANDY BESHEAR BY DANNY BELCHER OF …