Bipartisan bill offered in House to protect marijuana users in legal weed states

By Lydia Wheeler - 02/15/18 05:19 PM ESTA bipartisan bill was offered in the House on Thursday seeking to circumvent attempts by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to encourage stricter enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states where the drug is legal.Reps. Lou Correa (D-Calif.) and Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) introduced the “Sensible Enforcement Of Cannabis Act,” …

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U.S. judge weighs challenge to federal marijuana prohibition

Brendan PiersonNEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday urged a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to overturn the United States’ longstanding prohibition of marijuana, the latest court battle over federal policy under President Donald Trump’s administration. The argument, before U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein in Manhattan, came about a …

Trump Administration Battles Sick Kids on Access to Legal Pot

By Erik Larson February 14, 2018, 3:56 PM CSTIn a New York courtroom packed with cannabis supporters, the Trump administration urged a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit that aims to pave the way for legal marijuana across the country.The case was brought on behalf of two sick children, a former National Football League …

ALEXIS BORTELL V. JEFF SESSIONS; FEBRUARY 14, 2018 AT 11:00AM.

Why risk everything in court instead of moving to Vancouver without a fight? This. This is medical cannabis. This is us. I am one of millions of faces not 'the one face'. In two days they have to listen to ALL of us. I will go to the Supreme Court if I have to. #IStandWithAlexis …

Attorney General Sessions Delivers Remarks to the National Sheriffs’ Association

Attorney General Sessions Delivers Remarks to the National Sheriffs’ AssociationWashington, DC~Monday, February 12, 2018Remarks as prepared for delivery.Thank you, Jonathan, for that kind introduction.  It’s good to see you again.  I also want to recognize Greg Champagne of St. Charles, Louisiana.Before I say anything else, I have to acknowledge, with great sadness, that we lost …

PETITION: Demand President Trump Stop the Criminalization of Kratom!

Kratom Warriors:As many of you know, we just announced that nine noted scientists, working with the American Kratom Association (AKA), authored a letter to President Trump’s White House Opioid Crisis Team Leader Kellyanne Conway and Acting DEA Administrator Robert W. Patterson.This letter amplified the voice of the scientific community - now it's time for President …

Maine becomes first state to protect marijuana use outside of work

AuthorValerie Bolden-Barrett PublishedFeb. 1, 2018Dive Brief:Beginning today, employers in Maine are prohibited from discriminating against employees based on their marijuana or marijuana byproduct use outside of work, attorneys at Littler Mendelson report. Maine's Labor Department also removed the drug from the list of substances for which employers may test applicants. The law prohibits employers from …

Judge dismisses 13 tickets against NJ Weedman

By Olivia Rizzo  For NJ.com A Trenton Municipal Court judge this week dismissed 13 tickets citing late night violations at NJ Weedman's Joint, the now-closed Trenton restaurant owned by Ed "NJ Weedman" Forchion.In February 2016, Trenton police continually shut down the restaurant and accompanying "cannabis church," the Liberty Bell Temple, citing a city ordinance that …

When marijuana was legal in Michigan: 22 days in 1972

Ryan A. Huey, for the Lansing State Journal Published 7:30 a.m. ET Feb. 8, 2018 John Sinclair, “Michigan’s hippie king,” walked out of Jackson’s State Prison of Southern Michigan on Dec. 13, 1971 after serving two-and-a-half years of what might have been a 10-year prison sentence for marijuana possession.Surrounded by a cheering crowd, a television …

Important Bills to watch in Kentucky

Every so often I post emails containing the Bills being worked on in Kentucky, from the Legislature.  I thought I would post a list for the Medical Marijuana and adult use Cannabis Bills, and a few other Bills of interest as well.  There are several hundred this year and there is no way anyone could …

(KY) This Week at the State Capitol (Jan. 29 – Feb. 2)

February 2, 2018This Week at the State Capitol (Jan. 29 - Feb. 2)Pace quickens in second month of legislative sessionFRANKFORT – As lawmakers enter the second month of the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2018 session, action already has been taken on a number of fronts that could have impacts across the state.Lawmakers have approved a measure …

(KY) SB 118–Relating to Medical Cannabis

Thank you Senator Steve West for giving KY patients the freedom to try cannabis.  SB118 will give patients the choice to try cannabis for their condition without fear of prosecution, imprisonment, loss of parental rights...LINKSB 118(BR-1392)(click bill number to view bill details.)Title:  AN ACT relating to medical cannabis.Sponsor(s):West , Stephen Seum , Dan "Malano" Clark …

Indiana House votes to allow Hoosier farmers to grow cannabis plants with low THC

The Indiana House voted unanimously Wednesday for a bill that would allow Hoosier farmers to grow industrial hemp — marijuana's low-THC cousin. Under Rep. Jim Lucas' House Bill 1137, acres of the green leafy plants could be intermingled with rows of corn across family farms in Indiana. Currently only researchers at institutions are allowed to …

AgTech’s Diversified, Farmers-First Industrial Hemp Operation to Create 271 Jobs in Bourbon County

Company will work with farmers and UK, make $5M-plus initial investment in Paris facility for developing hemp-based productsFRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 26, 2018) – AgTech Scientific plans to create 271 jobs at a new hemp-products development and manufacturing center in Paris as it forges relationships with Kentucky farmers and partners on research projects with the state’s …

“Our leaders should scrap the policy of prohibition, pull our dignity and values back out of the gutter where we threw them when Prohibition began…”

The following is from a post made in 2013 but still holds true today!Thomas Tony VanceA ruling was made in the case of the Petition to Reschedule Marijuana from Schedule I, dangerous and having no medical value to Schedule II or lower to more properly reflect marijuana’s actual danger and it’s use as medicine. The …

KY Cannabis Freedom Coalition Requests Your Help!

PLEASE WATCH THE FOLLOWING VIDEO ON FACEBOOK THROUGH THE LINK PROVIDED…Call NOW 1-800-372-7181SENATE BILL 80 IS AN ADULT RESPONSIBLE USE BILL ENTERED IN KENTUCKY SENATE ON JANUARY 17, 2018 BY REP. DAN SEUM.AN ACT relating to the regulation of cannabis.     Establish and create new sections of KRS Chapter 245 to define terms, allow for possession, …

Are you a current or former KY Law Enforcement Officer?

Are you a current or former KY Law Enforcement Officer? Now is the time to get active. We have a real chance of passing HB166 medical cannabis for KY patients, but KY law enforcement is standing in the way.The KY Association of Police Chiefs has come out publicly in opposition of HB166. As you can …

"We are very optimistic that the case is going to come out the way it should, which is that the Controlled Substances Act is going to be found unconstitutional,"

Jeff Sessions’s War on Pot Goes to Court, Attorney General Will Fight 12-Year-Old With EpilepsyBy Kate Sheridan On 1/18/18 at 7:59 AMUpdated | A 12-year-old suing the federal government may have a whiff of adorableness. But for Alexis Bortell, who filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Jeff Sessions last fall, it's a choice she had …

KY’s Medical Marijuana Bill filed HB166

CALL YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS TODAY 800-372-7181HB166 has been sent to the House Judiciary Committee chaired by Representative Joseph Fischer from Campbell County KY. Representative Fischer is currently a NO VOTE. He believes KY's cancer patients & chronically ill patients should continue going to jail for consuming or possessing cannabis. As chairman of the committee he …

Dan Seum files SB 80 –

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WDRB) -- A powerful Kentucky senator believes marijuana can reap a harvest of cash for the state’s budget.Sen. Dan Seum is the highest ranking lawmaker to get behind the campaign to legalize marijuana. Seum, chairman of the Senate Majority GOP caucus, said it will help grow the state's bottom line.“We've been too late …

Sen. Cory Booker was LIVE!

Cory Booker was live.I’m excited to join Representatives Barbara Lee and Ro Khanna right now for a live press call announcing the House introduction of the #MarijuanaJusticeAct—a bill that I introduced in the Senate late last year.The Marijuana Justice Act aims to end the federal prohibition on of marijuana in the United States by legalizing …

How the Globalists are Screwing the American People on Cannabis, Immigration and Much More

Bruce Cain·Tuesday, January 16, 2018Cannabis PolicyOver the last few years State governments have monopolized Cannabis production and distribution, reaping billions in annual revenue. Now they are ramping up raids on small home growers as these greedy bastards are out to capture every last dime of revenue. In my home state of Michigan we just found …

(KY) We will be introducing an Adult Responsible Use Act tomorrow (Jan. 17)

We will be introducing an Adult Responsible Use Act tomorrow. A Press Conference is scheduled for Tomorrow, Wednesday 17th, 11:30, room 327 of Capitol Bldg. We will meet in cafeteria at 10:00 if you would like to join.Dan Seum4 hrs · Louisville · FOLKS NOW IS THE TIME TO GET INVOLVED!...REMEMBER, YOU DON'T HAVE TO …

Why is Cannabis still “unlawful”?

The Government's regulated and incorporated war on Cannabis has destroyed the Country we live in by replacing what is a totally natural substance with a host of chemical compounds for our every need. Mass marketed to us through media by all types of industries it has made its way through our bodies and minds and …

(KY) This Week in Frankfort

January 12, 2018This Week in FrankfortJanuary 8-11FRANKFORT -- The General Assembly’s 2018 session passed one of its early milestones this week as the first bill to clear a chamber this year was approved by the Kentucky Senate on Wednesday.The legislation, known as Senate Bill 3, brought back an issue lawmakers have considered before: adding language …

Ron Paul: Jeff Sessions should be fired over marijuana decision

By Alexandra King, CNN   Updated 9:00 AM ET, Sun January 7, 2018(CNN)Ron Paul, the former GOP congressman and onetime presidential candidate, called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to step down Saturday after he moved this week to rescind the Obama-era policy of restricting federal enforcement of marijuana laws in states where the drug is legal.Sessions' …

Justice Department Issues Memo on Marijuana Enforcement 1/4/2018

Department of JusticeOffice of Public AffairsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThursday, January 4, 2018Justice Department Issues Memo on Marijuana EnforcementThe Department of Justice today issued a memo on federal marijuana enforcement policy announcing a return to the rule of law and the rescission of previous guidance documents. Since the passage of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) in 1970, …

The legacy of Manfred Donike

For all of his hard work attending school and graduating as a German Chemist, while participating in the Tour de France in the 60’s, Manfred Donike was most widely known as an “doping expert” and is credited with the first accurate urine testing procedures.He was Director for the Institute for Biochemistry at the German Sports …

Sessions to rescind Obama-era rules on non-interference with states where pot is legal

By Laura Jarrett, CNN Updated 10:07 AM ET, Thu January 4, 2018(CNN)  In a seismic shift, Attorney General Jeff Sessions will announce Thursday that he is rescinding a trio of memos from the Obama administration that adopted a policy of non-interference with marijuana-friendly state laws, according to a source with knowledge of the decision.While many …

Prominent cannabis advocate Dana Larsen called Mr Fantino’s decision to enter the market "shameful" and "unacceptable".

The cops and politicians joining Canada's cannabis businessBy Jessica Murphy BBC, Toronto   29 December 2017As Canada moves towards legalising recreational cannabis, there's a surprising group of entrepreneurs jumping into the market: cops and politicians. In 2015, former Toronto police chief Julian Fantino was "completely opposed" to marijuana legalisation and supported mandatory jail time for minor …