Schumer to introduce bill to decriminalize marijuana

By Sophie Tatum and Veronica Stracqualursi, CNNWashington (CNN)   Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer plans to propose legislation decriminalizing marijuana on a federal level.While Schumer, who was elected to the Senate two decades ago, has been supportive of medicinal marijuana, he has now "evolved" his thinking on recreational marijuana."The time has come to decriminalize marijuana," the …

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Marijuana’s effects on young brains diminish 72 hours after use, research says

By Mark Lieber, CNNUpdated 11:17 AM ET, Wed April 18, 2018 (CNN)Marijuana is notorious for slowing certain cognitive functions such as learning, memory and attention span (maybe that's why they call it "dope"?). But new research in young people suggests that these cognitive effects, while significant, may not persist for very long, even among chronic …

Cannabis, CBD industry wary of looming decision on epilepsy drug

Published April 9, 2018 | By Kristen NicholsThe most disruptive product to hit the newly legal hemp industry might be one that will never be sold directly to consumers.GW Pharmaceuticals, a London-based biotech company, is awaiting a final decision from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to produce the first cannabis-derived treatment to win approval …

(TN) Human Rights and Cannabis Activist “The King Pin” Thorne Peters Continues to Fight Shelby County Charges After Latest Arrest

Actus Reus Non Facit Reum Nisi Mens Sit ReaFor the act to be guilty, the mind must be guilty, for the mind to be guilty, the act must be criminal.April 12, 2018On April 3rd, Mr. Thorne Peters was “live” in front of the Shelby County Justice Center, awaiting his latest arrest for selling small amounts …

Martellus Bennett: ‘About 89%’ of NFL players use marijuana

A.J. Perez, USA TODAY Sports Published 7:13 p.m. ET April 11, 2018Estimates on the percentage of NFL players who use marijuana have been made, but recently retired tight end Martellus Bennett pinned the number pretty high. “I want to say about 89%,” Bennett said on a Bleacher Report podcast hosted by Chris Simms and Adam …

(fl) Judge: Joe Redner can legally grow his own marijuana

Justine GriffinPublished: April 11, 2018A court ruled Wednesday that Tampa strip club owner Joe Redner can grow his own marijuana for medical purposes, a decision that lawyers say could lead to a wave of similar cases.The ruling by Leon County Circuit Judge Karen Gievers applies only to Redner, 77. The Florida Department of Health responded …

“Acreage has a mission to make cannabis available to any patient who can benefit from safe and reliable access…”

John Boehner and Bill Weld to join Acreage Board of DirectorsAppointments Add Unmatched Experience to Acreage Holdings’ Board of AdvisorsNew York City, NY – April 11, 2018 – Acreage Holdings (“Acreage”) (www.acreageholdings.com), one of the nation’s largest, multi-state actively-managed cannabis corporations, announced the appointments of former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives John …

International Drug Scheduling; … Cannabis Plant and Resin; Extracts and Tinctures of Cannabis; Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol; …Cannabidiol; Request for Comments…

International Drug Scheduling; Convention on Psychotropic Substances; Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs; Cannabis Plant and Resin; Extracts and Tinctures of Cannabis; Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol; Stereoisomers of Tetrahydrocannabinol; Cannabidiol; Request for CommentsA Notice by the Food and Drug Administration on 04/09/2018This document has a comment period that ends in 13 days. (04/23/2018) The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) …

The gentlemen from Kentucky rise to speak for hemp

By Paul Danish April 5, 2018When U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) announced last week that he was going to introduce a bill to legalize industrial hemp, there was a sudden collective intake of breath among the nation’s journos, the likes of which hadn’t been heard since the last 4/20 celebration at CU Boulder.Rand …

Thorne Peters LIVE from Shelby County Justice Center in Memphis Tn …

Mike Cox 3 hrs · Thorne Peters taking a stand for all of us today, saying No Mens Rea, no guilty mind, no crime no time. This is sickening folks. Mens Rea has been a principle of criminal law since the beginning of Law. He will be live very shortly and there is no more important …

Research: The Industrial Revolution Left Psychological Scars That Can Still Be Seen Today

Martin ObschonkaMarch 26, 2018 The Industrial Revolution, which brought together large-scale coal-based industries like mining, steel, pottery, and textiles, helped create the foundation of modern society and wealth. At the same time, the early industrial economies that formed in this era were also associated with brutal working and living conditions. Our research, recently accepted by …

That’s one way to get rid of the “pot heads” !

According to various prophecies, predictions, and other various researchers, the above picture may represent the coming changes to our geological formations, i.e., many States will be eliminated or at least partially eliminated by rising waters.  Take note of the States which are depicted as being under water in this screen shot of a video on …

Mitch McConnell wants hemp removed from controlled substance list

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The U.S. Senate's top leader wants to bring hemp production back into the mainstream by removing it from the list of controlled substances.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that he'll introduce legislation to legalize hemp as an agricultural commodity.The Republican made the announcement in his home state of Kentucky, which …

“…Either you want your freedoms restored, or you don’t.”

Kevin JamesYesterday at 10:59am · I want to thank the non informed for the Cannabis Act... you're insistence that legal is best is the gift earned.I spoke for years about repeal vs legal...-- now I'm done & another wayseer abandons the masses due to tirednessEither you want your freedoms restored, or you don't. Most people …

(KY) According to the Office of Drug Control Policy, in 2016, approximately 561,000 plants were eradicated in the Commonwealth, over $745,000 worth of assets were seized…

Dear Ms. Krider;Thank you for contacting me with your thoughts on marijuana. Your views help me represent Kentucky and the nation in the United States Senate, and I appreciate the opportunity to respond to your concerns. In your correspondence, you expressed your thoughts on rescheduling marijuana from its current status as a Schedule I controlled …

Sen. Rand Paul, Rep. Massie support medical cannabis

03/12/2018 03:09 PMby Michon LindstromTwo members of congress are voicing their support for medical cannabis in Kentucky. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, D-Kentucky, took to Twitter to reveal that U.S. Senator Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, and U.S. Representative Thomas Massie, R-Garrison, announced their support for the measure after receiving letters from Kentucky Senator Albert Robinson, …

Pot-growing ‘Cornbread Mafia’ chief, after 8 years on the run, is heading to prison

By Bill Estepbestep@herald-leader.comMarch 15, 2018 07:00 PM A Kentucky man who helped lead what was once called the biggest marijuana-growing operation in the nation was sentenced Thursday to four years and nine months in federal prison.John Robert “Johnny” Boone, now 74, headed the colorfully named “Cornbread Mafia,” which federal authorities said grew more than 180 …

Israeli medical marijuana firms may flee if export ban persists

By Shoshanna SolomonExperts says country could lose out on becoming world leader in sector worth over $1 billion, ready to share know-how with foreign partners, if restrictive policies remain in place.Israel’s medical marijuana industry stands to lose out on substantial financial gains if an export ban ordered by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continues, industry experts …

Is home delivery for medical marijuana coming to Kentucky?

Lisa Bernard-Kuhn  8:00 AM, Mar 16, 2018CINCINNATI - As Ohio's medical marijuana program begins to take shape, Kentucky lawmakers are crafting their own plans legalize the drug in the Bluegrass state.A bill introduced earlier this year would allow Kentuckians with certain medical conditions who receive a medical order from a doctor to legally use the …

Bill to legalize CBD oil in Indiana suddenly transformed into gun bill instead

Bob SegallPublished: Mar 10th, 2018 - 7:56am (EST)Updated: Mar 10th, 2018 - 2:16pm (EST)INDIANAPOLIS -- Few lawmakers expected the vote to be unanimous. But it was.In late January, the Indiana House of Representatives voted 93-0 to pass HB 1214, a bill that would legalize CBD oil for thousands of Hoosiers who say they desperately need …

FOUND GUILTY, BY JURY, of “possession of pot – that I was not in possession of…” Thorne Peters

In the continuing saga of Cannabis prohibition comes Thorne Peters who was convicted by a Jury of his “peers” on March 1, 2018, in Shelby County Tennessee under Judge Robert Carter Jr.  He is scheduled to be sentenced on April 3, 2018.  We will continue following this case to the finale because, I agree with …

Don’t Legalize Marijuana, UN Drug Enforcement Board Warns Countries

March 5, 2018 By Tom AngellA United Nations drug enforcement body is warning international leaders to keep marijuana illegal.Countries are supposed to prohibit non-medical use of cannabis under international drug control treaties that most nations signed onto decades ago, but a growing number of U.S. states as well as countries like Canada are moving to …

Medical marijuana vote coming Tuesday

BY RONNIE ELLIS CNHI Kentucky FRANKFORT — The state House Judiciary Committee plans a vote Tuesday on authorizing the use of medical marijuana for treatment of chronic pain, side effects of chemotherapy and conditions like multiple sclerosis.The committee heard testimony Monday on House Bill 166, sponsored by Rep. John Sims, R-Flemingsburg, which would allow doctors …

(TN) Thorne Peters–The Trial of the Millennium Continues today

The “Trial of the Millennium” has been sent to the jury.THORNE PETERS IS LIVE NOW ON FACEBOOK AT THIS LINK!FOUND GUILTY, BY JURY, of  “possession of pot – that I was not in possession of…” To be sentenced to 12 years on April 3, 2018.  At approximately 12:30pm CST Thorne Peters initiated a live video …

Pro-pot advocate defends self on marijuana charges

Katie Fretland, USA TODAY NETWORK – TennesseeWearing a cannabis plant necklace and a long black robe, pro-pot advocate Thorne Peters defended himself on marijuana charges and a gun charge Wednesday in an afternoon punctuated by yelling between him and the judge. Judge Bobby Carter repeatedly asked Peters to stop editorializing and opining in front of …

(KY) A medical marijuana bill waiting for momentum gets a spark from Lexington

By Beth Musgrave   bmusgrave@herald-leader.comThe Lexington city council voted Tuesday to support medical marijuana, becoming the largest city in Kentucky to back efforts to allow some patients access to marijuana. The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council voted unanimously during a specially-called meeting Tuesday on a resolution supporting marijuana for people with certain conditions.Bullitt County, Maysville and Mason …

Marijuana to Stay A Schedule I Drug, Federal Judge Denies Reclassification

By Anushree Madappa On 02/27/18On Monday, a federal judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed a request to reclassify marijuana — currently a Schedule I drug, leaving the plaintiffs in a limbo after many states have legalized marijuana for medical and recreational purposes.The plaintiffs — Marvin Washington, Dean …

Sally Oh was Live on Facebook: “Medical Cannabis, States’ Rights & the Civil War”

PLEASE TAKE 10 MINUTES TO LISTEN TO SALLY OH’S VIDEO!Above is the LINK to Sally Oh’s live video on Facebook explaining States Rights and the medical cannabis war.There is also an article at this LINK from the Tenth Amendment Center which explains States Rights.States Don’t Have to Comply: The Anti-Commandeering DoctrineLaws passed in pursuance of …

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,” …

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 …