Lawmakers hear sobering account of opioid crisis

September 21, 2017Lawmakers hear sobering account of opioid crisisFRANKFORT – At one Kentucky hospital, people are actually bringing in heroin and shooting up with patients.That’s one example of the “very desperate situation” the opioid-abuse crisis has created, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President Dave Adkisson said while testifying before a panel of state legislators yesterday in …

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DECLARATION OF RIGHTS OF CANNABIS USERS

Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and unalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world, Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a …

(KY) “…the state has a good reason to "curtail citizens’ possession of a narcotic, hallucinogenic drug."

Kentucky judge dismisses challenge of medical marijuana banBy adam beam, associated pressFRANKFORT, Ky. — Sep 20, 2017, 4:57 PM ETKentucky's ban on medical marijuana has survived an initial test in court, with a judge ruling Wednesday that the state has a good reason to "curtail citizens' possession of a narcotic, hallucinogenic drug."Twenty-nine other states have …

Police used hidden video camera, microchips to track marijuana found at ex-sheriff’s farm

By Bill Estepbestep@herald-leader.comSeptember 18, 2017 11:49 AM Former Jackson County Sheriff Denny Peyman allegedly supplied marijuana plants to two other men to grow on Peyman’s farm, a state police detective testified Monday.Peyman was a participant in the state’s experimental effort to develop hemp as a commercial crop for farmers.Darren Allen, the state police detective, said …

Insurer says it shouldn’t have to pay for medical marijuana

The Maine supreme court is wading into the issue of medical marijuana and workers' compensation AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine supreme court on Wednesday began considering whether a paper millworker left suicidal by narcotic painkillers should receive workers' compensation for medical marijuana.It's the first time the court has considered the question of insurance reimbursement …

#FREEDAREN DAREN MCCORMICK IS OUT!

He's out!Here is the latest update on #FREEDAREN !!!Released with “conditions” today!Here is a live video of his release, thanks to EAST-CanadaFriends !Free Daren outside courthouse pt. 3 He's out!Updates to follow!RELATED:“I think I had an undercover Cop in my driveway yesterday”…

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 …

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 …

“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 …

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 …

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 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 …

(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 …

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 …

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 …

Shannon Dugas of “The Couch” Radio Show interviews Tim Allen, member of Phoenix Tears

Above is a link to the full official version of the Documentary “RUN FROM THE CURE”, released January 28, 2008. On June 11th, Shannon Dugas, Host of “The Couch” Radio Show, interviewed Tim Simpson, long time neighbor, advocate and friend of Rick Simpson. It is a very interesting and informative show and I urge everyone …

IN HONOR OF #NATIONALBOURBONDAY

I found this article while “googling” today and thought it was appropriate!Marijuana-flavored bourbon, anybody?Fred MinnickMarch 10, 2016Who wants weed with your bourbon, rum or brandy? Soon, your pot-laden dreams may come true.Like many people of my generation, I grew up thinking if I smoked weed that my brain would fry like eggs sizzling in bacon …

Navdanya Call to Action against the Corporate Takeover of our Food and Health

People’s Assemblies for the Future of our Food and the Future of our PlanetFrom a century of genocide and ecocide by war-based corporations to a future of seed freedom, food freedom based on rights of nature and rights of humanity.In the last century big agribusiness with roots in the World War have poisoned millions of …

Review Identifies 140 Controlled Clinical Trials Related to Cannabis

Thursday, 08 June 2017 Hurth, Germany: Scientists have conducted over 140 controlled clinical trials since 1975 assessing the safety and efficacy of either whole-plant cannabis or specific cannabinoids, according to a literature review published in the journal Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences.A pair of German researchers identified 140 clinical trials involving an estimated 8,000 participants. …

Jeff Sessions’ Drug War Hits Users & Abusers With Equal Force

The oppressed minority that no major politician will stand up for is the Casual Drug-Using American. That’s about 20 million people, according to the most recent National Household Survey on Drug Abuse. About 20 million Americans are drug users—who primarily consume marijuana—as opposed to drug abusers, who number about 7.7 million.The difference between them is …

"For whatever reason I never became addicted. There but for the grace of God go I."

Al Franken Smoked Weed, Snorted Coke, And Dropped Acid. That Doesn't Make Him Bad Pot isn't that big of a deal and apparently neither is the hard stuff like cocaine and LSD. Sen. Al Franken used all three as part of a pretty serious drug regimen to, you know, keep his mind limber during his …

DOJ’s Mysterious Marijuana Subcommittee

Submitted by Marijuana News on Wed, 06/07/2017 - 08:45 Few details have emerged about a potentially influential review.Led by an outspoken legalization opponent, Jeff Sessions' Justice Department is reviewing federal marijuana policy, with significant changes possible soon. Almost nothing about the review process is publicly known and key players in the policy debate have not …

A look at Kentucky Cannabis Activists circa 2009

There are a lot of Cannabis Activists fighting the good fight here in the State of Kentucky.  They have been fighting for years - to no avail.  But we never give up!  We will keep fighting until we win! It started with Gatewood Galbraith, Craig Lee   and many more, some of whom are in …