Fentanyl crackdown bill clears House committee

For Immediate Release February 16, 2017 Fentanyl crackdown bill clears House committee FRANKFORT—A bill that would make it a felony to illegally sell or distribute any amount of fentanyl, carfentanil and related drugs tied to an increase in drug overdoses in Kentucky has passed the House Judiciary Committee. Trafficking in any amount of fentanyl, a …

Lawmaker says top issue for constituents is marijuana; oncologist advocates for safe access

02/12/2017 12:39 PM by Nick Storm • @NStorm_politics Far and away the largest number of phone calls from constituents of Rep. Jason Nemes, R-Louisville, are in support of marijuana legalization, and he says he’s heard plenty of other lawmakers also getting the calls. Nemes recently published online what voters are calling him about, and in …

How police tracked down a suspected heroin dealer after a rash of overdoses in Nicholasville

By Karla Ward kward1@herald-leader.com   When a narcotics detective with the Nicholasville Police Department heard about a surge in heroin overdoses in Jessamine County this week, he got busy. The detective, also a task force officer with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, notified Nicholasville Emergency Medical Services Tuesday that if there were more suspected heroin …

It’s not just about Marijuana, anymore…We are in a war for the right to food and water

  Above:  Old bottle of Paregoric. Circa 1940s. The large red X on the label indicates that it was classified as an "exempt narcotic", sold without prescription even though it contains morphine. Until 1970, paregoric could be purchased in the United States at a pharmacy without a medical prescription, in accordance with federal law.  Credit: …

How A Psychedelic Drug Helps Cancer Patients Overcome Anxiety

December 3, 20167:00 AM ET Robin Marantz Henig   The brilliantly-colored shapes reminded Carol Vincent of fluorescent deep-sea creatures, and they floated past her languidly. She was overwhelmed by their beauty — and then suddenly, as if in a dream, she was out somewhere in deep space instead. "Oh, wow," she thought, overwhelmed all over …

The DEA is accepting comments on the rescheduling of Kratom into Schedule I until December 1st…The time to comment is NOW!

Due to be published in the “Federal Register” on August 31st, 2016 is the DEA’s “Intent to reschedule” the opioids mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine  These are the “ingredients” of the plant Kratom and they are placing it into schedule I using the “temporary scheduling provisions” of the Controlled Substances Act.  LINK     Speak now or …

Why are more Americans in jail for marijuana use than violent crime?

More people in the United States are now in jail for marijuana possession than for all violent crimes combined, a new study finds....On any given day in the US, at least 137,000 Americans are in prison on drug possession, not sales, charges, says a new report that finds that the "tough on drugs" policies may …

KY: Bill to outlaw fentanyl trafficking aired in committee

For Immediate Release October 10, 2016 Bill to outlaw fentanyl trafficking aired in committee GRAYSON—Jessamine County Sheriff Kevin Corman can think of days when Nicholasville has averaged two to four drug overdoses in 24 hours. Much of the blame for that, he told state lawmakers last week, goes to heroin and the abuse of the …

IBOGAINE FOR PTSD! The Quieted Rage

  By Damon Matthew Smith PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is a condition that has had limited progress in the creation of viable treatment options for people afflicted with this despair and rage inducing disorder. Conventional medicine has come up with no long-term answers to the problem, which not only has a range of dangers …

U.S. Attorney General addresses opioid, heroin addiction during Richmond town hall

BY CRITLEY KING CNHI News Service RICHMOND — U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch spoke to a crowded auditorium at a Town Hall meeting in Richmond as part of the Obama Administration’s newly designated National Prescription Opium and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week. The audience, mainly consisting of young people, was addressed on the dangers of heroin …

Black market fentanyl use increasing in Kentucky

Deborah Highland Aug 15, 2016 Fentanyl, an opioid painkiller 50 to 100 times more powerful than morphine, was found in the toxicology screens of 420 people who died in Kentucky last year of drug overdoses. That's a 247 percent increase from 2014, when 121 people who died of drug overdoses had fentanyl in their toxicology …

Maryland has recently been cited as a state with a high rate of opioid addiction, and now some are seeing legalizing marijuana as taking a lead against the epidemic and are also urging southern states like Kentucky to join in.

Maryland has recently been cited as a state with a high rate of opioid addiction, and now some are seeing legalizing marijuana as taking a lead against the epidemic and are also urging southern states like Kentucky to join in. Newsmax reports that nine states will be voting on marijuana legalization in 2016, but is …

Heroin killed their son, but who killed their Son?

    Linked below is to an article I just saw on wtnh.com, a news channel out of Connecticut, which is telling the story about how an  young man surmised to an overdose of Heroin back in 2014. While I can agree that Heroin addiction is a horrible problem that has to be addressed, I …

What the hell is the deal with doctors,the government and the bullshit with prescribed opiates?

    theonly1theymake   *Please excuse/ignore my crappy grammar .I was too lazy to edit before publishing and wrote this in a hurry on my phone. You’ve most like heard about,dealt with or had someone you know deal with the “epidemic” of prescribed narcotics. Daily,hourly,minute by minute Doctors Nurse practitioners ,and anyone else that can …

“Rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to purposes and principles of the United Nations.” HOW THE UNITED NATIONS IS STEALING OUR “UNALIENABLE RIGHTS” TO GROW FOOD AND MEDICINE THROUGH THE U.N. CONVENTION ON NARCOTIC DRUGS AND AGENDA 21.

10/25/2015 Sheree Krider Because of the nature of the Beasts which we are dealing with in regards to the “War on Drugs” in general, but additionally because the Beasts are taking control of plants, food, medications and plant medicines worldwide at will, I feel it is imperative that we confront this issue now. WHILE READING …

Growing Number Of Kentucky Children Being Removed From Homes

  Posted: Wed 11:10 AM, Jun 17, 2015   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The number of Kentucky children who have been removed from homes because of abuse or neglect has reached nearly unprecedented levels. The Courier-Journal reports that there are currently 8,208 children who have been removed from their homes and placed in foster or …

Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself

  Tom Johnson      ‎U.S. Marijuana Party of Pennsylvania Lancaster, PA · Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself; and where they are, they should be changed. Nowhere is this more clear than in the laws against possession of marijuana in private …

Can medical marijuana curb the heroin epidemic?

Author Miriam Boeri Associate Professor of Sociology at Bentley University Disclosure Statement Miriam Boeri does not work for, consult to, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has no relevant affiliations. The Conversation is funded by Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, …