Central Kentucky pioneer in natural foods now making hemp chocolates

WINCHESTER, Ky. (WKYT)- If there is one place Laura Freeman feels most at home, it's the farm. "Hello guys," said Laura Freeman.Freeman grew a small, family cattle operation at Mt. Folly Farm in Clark County into a multimillion-dollar beef company. She started it when she was just 22-years-old."After I graduated from college I was a …

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For a very long time we have known all we need to know about marijuana, but we have strangely and stubbornly refused to act on that knowledge

Alain Miville de Chêne Entrepreneur, investor, student and lover of life. During the last 125 years, governments all over the world have repeatedly appointed commissions to analyze the use of marijuana and provide recommendations. All major inquiries, among them the Indian Hemp Drugs Commission Report (1894), the Laguardia Committee (1939), and the Le Dain Commission …

“At a certain point, you have to realize this is against the law…”

Lawyers Handling Marijuana Business Operate in Hazy Legal ZoneBy Brian Melley | December 12, 2017Just as entrepreneurs getting into the retail pot industry need a good lawyer, some of those lawyers might be wise to consult an attorney of their own.Lawyers in the burgeoning business are entering a legal gray zone where the drug is …

Medical Marijuana For Children With Cancer Broadly Supported By Doctors

Tara Haelle , ContributorAn overwhelming majority of health care professionals who care for children with cancer would be willing to help those children get medical marijuana—though less enthusiastically if they happen to be among the providers who are actually eligible to provide it, found a new study.In a survey of pediatric oncology providers published in …

WHO Report Finds No Public Health Risks Or Abuse Potential For CBD

Janet Burns , Women@Forbes A World Health Organization (WHO) report has found no adverse health outcomes but rather several medical applications for cannabidiol, a.k.a. CBD, despite U.S. federal policy on this cannabinoid chemical.According to a preliminary WHO report published last month, naturally occurring CBD is safe and well tolerated in humans (and animals), and is …

Anyone over 21 could grow weed at home under proposed Ohio ballot initiative

Randy Tucker, rtucker@enquirer.comA group of local investors who failed in their bid to secure a state license to grow medical marijuana on Monday announced plans for a statewide ballot issue to fully legalize marijuana.Jimmy Gould, chairman of Cincinnati-based Green Light Acquisitions, proposed an Ohio constitutional amendment that would allow anyone 21 or older to grow …

Wayward Bill attends the 2017 Cannabis Business Awards, Alexis Bortell wins “Most Influential” 2017!

The Cannabis Business Awards 2017 Presented by Chloe Villano and Clover LeafThere were many valuable and appreciated Activists who were represented at the Cannabis Business Awards in Denver, Colorado last night.The Cannabis Business Awards features industry power players including CEO and Founder Chloe Villano, an entrepreneur featured in People Magazine’s “Marijuana Millionaires.” As one of …

Who Should Support Kentucky’s Efforts to Legalize Cannabis?

OUR FRIENDS AT “KCFC” ARE WORKING HARD TO MAKE     KENTUCKY A “LAWFUL” STATE!   PLEASE SUPPORT THEM IN THEIR  JOURNEY TO  PROCURE THE FREEDOM OF CANNABIS IN OUR STATE! Who Should Support Kentucky's Efforts to Legalize Cannabis? When I expressed my excitement about Sen. Perry Clark filing the Kentucky Cannabis Freedom Act, a bill to end …

Kentucky is already a marijuana state; we just have chosen the least effective way to manage that fact…

GUEST OP-ED: Time to rethink Kentucky’s marijuana laws David Adams/Guest Op-EdKentucky is already a marijuana state; we just have chosen the least effective way to manage that fact, causing incalculable harm and missing practically all the benefits of embracing a natural advantage at our fingertips.As our nation quickly approaches three dozen states with at least …

40 YEARS FOR MARIJUANA IS NOT JUSTICE

GRANT CLEMENCY TO OUR SON EDWIN RUBIS - 40 YEARS FOR MARIJUANA IS NOT JUSTICEJeremy Malone Huntsville, ALOur son, Edwin Rubis, is serving a federal sentence of 40 years for a non-violent marijuana offense. [www.marijuanaliferproject.org/federal-prisoner-edwin-rubis-is-serving-life-for-marijuana/At age 29, our son, while battling drug addiction, associated himself with drug couriers, and was charged with conspiracy to distribute …

Hemp is ‘the next big thing’ in pain management as growth and research expand in Ky.

By Beth Warren Louisville Courier JournalTo some it seems taboo. But a nationally renowned pain doctor says a four-letter word can ease aches and anxiety without the risk of addiction: H-E-M-P."It's gonna be the next big thing," said Dr. James Patrick Murphy, a former president of the Greater Louisville Medical Society who treats patients in …

(KY) Magistrates voice support for legalizing medical cannabis

By Laura Harvey Lead Reporter lharvey@the-messenger.comNearly two weeks after Kentucky's secretary of state announced convening a special task force to propose the legalization of medical cannabis, two Hopkins County magistrates have voiced their support for the action.Currently, 29 U.S. states and the District of Columbia allow their citizens to use marijuana in some form -- …

Grimes Encourages Kentucky Cities, Counties To Endorse Medical Marijuana

Posted: Nov 29, 2017 2:59 PM CST Updated: Nov 29, 2017 2:59 PM CST FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) – Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is encouraging Kentucky cities and counties to endorse medical marijuana legislation which can help their citizens, many who are veterans fighting physical and mental illnesses, get care and relief they …

Federal law clearly prohibits anyone who consumes cannabis—for any reason, and regardless of state legality—from purchasing a firearm

Surrender Your Guns, Police Tell Hawaiian Medical Marijuana PatientsBruce Barcott   November 27, 2017The Honolulu Police Department has sent letters to local medical marijuana patients ordering them to “voluntarily surrender” their firearms because of their MMJ status.This may be the first time a law enforcement agency has sought out state-registered medical marijuana patients and ordered them …

Senator Cory Booker still wants to legalize marijuana nationally by punishing prohibition states

Erik McLaren     17 November, 2017Above:  WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 10: U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) (3rd L) speaks during a news conference on medical marijuana as U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) (2nd L), U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) (3rd R), Kate Hintz (2nd R) and Morgan Hintz (R), who suffers from a rare form of …

Burying our heads in the weeds

By Aaron YarmuthWe have a weed crisis in this country.Weed needs to be legalized as soon as possible. Nationally, sure. But in Kentucky, a poor state with a pension crisis, there should be no hesitation in mining this (green) gold rush.For the first time, real data proves that the weed industry is an emerging economic …

Colorado girl suing U.S. attorney general to legalize medical marijuana nationwide

Posted 9:24 pm, November 9, 2017, by Rob Low, LARKSPUR, Colo. -- Alexis Bortell is hardly the first child whose family moved to Colorado for access to medical marijuana.But the 12-year-old is the first Colorado kid to sue U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions over the nation's official marijuana policy."As the seizures got worse, we had to …

“Using medical cannabis with a doctor’s recommendation in accordance with state law is no excuse for failing a drug test…”

Feds Clarify: Medical Marijuana Isn’t An Excuse In Drug TestingPublished 4 hours ago on November 10, 2017 By Tom AngellUsing medical cannabis with a doctor’s recommendation in accordance with state law is no excuse for failing a drug test, the Trump administration says in a new clarification of federal rules.“The term ‘prescription’ has become more …

NJ Weedman not guilty on 1 witness tampering count, jury hung on 2nd

By Olivia RizzoFor NJ.com TRENTON -- A jury on Thursday found Ed "NJ Weedman" Forchion not guilty of the more serious witness tampering crime he was charged with, and was hung on a second count of the same charge.The marijuana advocate was visibly excited with the outcome.Once the jury had cleared the court, Forchion raised …

"It’s the height of hypocrisy,"…

FDA Is Open To Medical Marijuana For Vets, But Other Agencies Stand In The WayMona Zhang , ContributorDr. Sue Sisley, a medical marijuana researcher, speaks at the Arizona Secretary of State's Office Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at the Capitol in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned cannabidiol producers against …

Fresh crop: Wilson among Kentucky’s new hemp farmers

Chad Wilson of Cave City stands next a row of industrial hemp he is growing on his farm called the Sacred Seed Farm. He is growing hemp for the cannabidiol or CDB, which is extracted from the plant and can be used to treat certain illnesses. Gina Kinslow / Glasgow Daily Times BY GINA KINSLOW …

Researcher and Activist Bob Melamede Considers Marijuana a Miracle Drug

by Ken Picard November 08, 2017 Bob Melamede was pissed off, which seemed out of character for a laid-back guy who laughs a lot. Plus, he'd begun the day as he always does — by ingesting 80 to 100 milligrams of oil containing tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive compound in cannabis. That's enough THC to leave most …

Thorne Peters and Rebecca Forbes discuss “No Mens Rae” and her charge of Cannabis possession

http://www.thornepeters.com/nomensrea.htmlLISTEN to CANNABIS Advocate Rebecca Forbes who stood up to the Court, the prosecution and her own lawyer with the lawful offensive of NO MENS REA against her CANNABIS Prohibition charge and set herself FREE! #NOMENSREAAdditional Video…Thorne Peters SPEAK NOT ON POT!!!!!! JUST SAY: ‘NO MENS REA” then STFU! We don’t need no LEGISLATION! We …

Police from a dozen agencies will use handheld devices to test drivers’ saliva for use of several drugs under a pilot program in five Michigan counties.

Roadside drug tests to check for marijuana, cocaine, opiates and moreBy Brad Devereauxbdeverea@mlive.comPolice from a dozen agencies will use handheld devices to test drivers' saliva for use of several drugs under a pilot program in five Michigan counties.The Michigan State Police announced Thursday, Nov. 2, it will carry out a one-year roadside drug testing pilot …

Zero Cosponsors: Artificial Intelligence Gives Marijuana Justice Act of 2017 Just 1% Chance

Don Fitch | October 4, 2017The Marijuana Justice Act of 2017, introduced by New Jersey Democratic Senator Cory Booker, is exactly the criminal justice and health legislation this country so needs. Much like Bernie Sander’s bill in the last Congress, this act would not reschedule, but actually deschedule cannabis out of the Controlled Substance Act …

(KY) Representative To File Bill Allowing Counties To Decide On Marijuana Legalization

  (LEX 18) A press release from the campaign manager for Representative Dan Johnson of Bullitt County said that he is filing a bill for the 2018 General Assembly that if passed, would allow local jurisdictions to hold local option elections to decide whether to allow marijuana growth, possession, and distribution. "A lot of people want …

Msgt. Thomas Vance: (KY) Pot Legalization Opponents Looking Desperate

(From Msgt. Thomas Tony Vance via Facebook comes the following opinion)There was a Kentucky Assembly Joint Interim hearing of the Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection Committee held on 12 October 2017. There was short notice of the hearing and the main topic was cannabis legalization as it relates to Public Protection. All of the …

NEVER ASSUME ANYTHING…

An update on my Daughter, Francis’s death…  Happier times…There used to be a poster hanging on the wall, outside the Kitchen at our old house.  It read,NEVER ASSUME ANYTHING!orYOU WILL MAKE AN “ASS” out of “U” AND “ME”That was the first thing that I thought of after reading the Autopsy and Toxicology Reports for Francis …

When it comes to legalizing pot… WWBD?

By Erica RuckerKentucky, your governor is a fool. The pension crisis — among the nation’s worst — is a defining issue in Kentucky. So… WWBD? What will Gov. Matt Bevin do? What has he done? Not much.One thing is certain: He will keep repeating the phrase “a sucker’s bet,” and do little else besides cut …