Congressional Republicans Block Votes On Hemp Amendments

Published 2 days ago on May 16, 2018 By Tom AngellIn the latest development in a series of anti-cannabis moves, congressional Republican leadership has blocked consideration of several industrial hemp amendments.Supporters were seeking to attach the measures to the large-scale Farm Bill, which sets food and agriculture policy for the country, but the House Rules …

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Hemp brings jobs and more than $16.7 million in sales to Kentucky

Beth Warren, Louisville Courier Journal Published 11:57 a.m. ET May 1, 2018 A report card of sorts grading hemp's impact on Kentucky showed these scores:Eighty-one new full-time jobs. More than $16.7 million in gross product sales. And $7.5 million for farmers.Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles included these figures from last year in an April 24 …

(KY) Hemp shows potential for treating ovarian cancer

Researchers demonstrate hemp's ability to slow cancer growth and uncover mechanism for its cancer-fighting abilityExperimental Biology 2018Results from some of the first studies to examine hemp's ability to fight cancer show that it might one day be useful as plant-based treatment for ovarian cancer. Hemp is part of the same cannabis family as marijuana but …

Kentucky General Assembly’s 2018 session ends

FRANKFORT -- The Kentucky General Assembly’s 2018 regular session ended this evening, capping off a session in which lawmakers approved the state’s next two-year budget and numerous other measures that will affect people throughout the state.Most new laws – those that come from legislation that don’t contain emergency clauses or different specified effective dates – …

(KY) SENATOR DAVID GIVENS’ LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

For Immediate ReleaseApril 6, 2018SENATOR DAVID GIVENS’ LEGISLATIVE UPDATEAfter a productive 58th day of the 2018 Legislative Session that saw the passing of several significant bills to benefit the Commonwealth, we have now entered a 10-day “veto recess” where Governor Matt Bevin will have the opportunity to sign and veto bills passed by the Kentucky …

A man in Kentucky is suing the commonwealth to be able to use “IM GOD” on his license plate.

Man sues Kentucky for right to "IM GOD' license plateBy: NBC4 Staff FRANKFORT, KY (WCMH) -- A man in Kentucky is suing the commonwealth to be able to use “IM GOD” on his license plate. For more than a decade Ben “Bennie” Hart used the license plate “IM GOD” in Ohio. Hart, who is an …

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 …

(KY) Bourbon by mail: Bill would make it possible

For Immediate ReleaseApril 2, 2018Bourbon by mail: Bill would make it possibleFRANKFORT – A measure that would allow direct shipment of alcoholic beverages received final passage today in the state Senate and is on its way to the governor to be signed into law. The measure, known as House Bill 400, is an economic development …

HORSE CAVE (KY) POLICE CHIEF PLEADS THE 5TH, WHEN GLASGOW ATTORNEY ASKS “DID YOU PLANT DRUGS ON MY CLIENT?”

on 03/22/2018 |The Horse Cave Police Department has been in the headlines recently and few details have been released regarding the active FBI investigation into the department.  Initially with pay, later changed to unpaid, Horse Cave Police Chief Sean Henry and Officer Chris Trulock have been placed on administrative leave from the department.This week, in …

Does America Need Another Prison? It may be this rural county’s only chance at survival

By Jon Schuppe Mar 22, 2018WHITESBURG, Ky. — If it wasn’t for his family’s bond to the mountainside where he grew up, Aaron Boggs might have fled by now.His home is Letcher County, a rugged and remote part of eastern Kentucky sustained for generations by a coal industry that now hardly exists. He remains here …

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 …

(HB 166) Medical Cannabis Revenue Now Directed Towards Pensions

Medical Cannabis Revenue Now Directed Towards PensionsMedical Cannabis As New Source of Revenue for KY & Pensions?Since the 2nd week of #KYGA18 HB166 has been the most viewed & monitored bill in Frankfort. The people want and need medical cannabis.So why is HB166 not moving forward even with having been granted 3 committee hearings, and …

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 …

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 …

Geoff Young (D) Drops Peaceful, Legal Bomb on Kentucky "Democratic" Party

Geoffrey M Young shared a link.Yesterday at 4:08pmGeoff Young (D) Drops Peaceful, Legal Bomb on Kentucky "Democratic" PartyPlease contact U.S. Attorney Robert M. Duncan, Jr. at the Lexington Main Phone Number: (859) 233-2661 – and leave a message asking him to empanel a federal grand jury to decide whether to indict these 121 suspects.Media Release …

March 7, 2018 Today In Frankfort; Praying for HB 166 !

As I sat here patiently waiting for the Kentucky Legislature to take a vote on HB 166, I was thinking of a way to say,“Thank-You” to ALL of the people who took a stand this year in Kentucky!Jaime Montalvo   Justin Lewandoski   Eric Michelle Crawford   Pat Dunegan   Jennifer Dunegan   Dan Seum   Sally Oh   Dan Malano Seum   …

The House Republican budget plan includes a hike in the cigarette tax and a new tax on dosages of opioid drugs…

Plan would raise Kentucky's cigarette tax above $1 per pack to pay for educationTom Loftus, Louisville Courier Journal Published 7:53 p.m. ET Feb. 27, 2018Plan would raise cigarette taxes above $1 per pack to pay for educationFRANKFORT, Ky. — The House Republican budget plan includes a hike in the cigarette tax and a new tax …

Two Kentucky men have murder charges dismissed in ‘satanic’ killing

by Associated PressBRANDENBURG, Ky. — A Kentucky judge dismissed murder charges Monday against two men for a 1990s killing that authorities at the time described as "satanic." Garr Keith Hardin and Jeffrey Dewayne Clark had their convictions in Meade County vacated in 2016 based on DNA testing and evidence of police misconduct. They were released …

(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 …

KENTUCKY HAS SERIOUS WATER ISSUES

A creek in Martin County, Ky., ran bright yellow in April. The state claimed that yellow highway-marking paint was to blame. Photo via Facebook.I received an email from “Food and Water Watch” concerning water issues in Martin County Kentucky which prompted me to do a google search to see what I could find out.  The …

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 …

(Louisville, KY) Medical Marijuana Town Hall Comment Form

The following comment form is being circulated to give the Citizens of the Louisville Metro area of Kentucky a chance to voice their opinions concerning the ongoing medical marijuana discussions in the Legislature.Please take a moment if you live in this area to fill out the form and let them hear your feelings on this …

Family sues CPS workers who investigated after parents gave toddler CBD oil for seizures

Fatima Hussein,Shari Rudavsky and Kaitlin L Lange, IndyStar Published 2:33 p.m. ET Feb. 6, 2018 The parents of a 2-year-old girl are suing the Department of Child Services case workers who they said threatened to take away their child after they gave her cannabidiol oil to treat her epilepsy. Lelah Jerger, the child's mother, said …

(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 …

(LOUISVILLE, KY) Attorney General Sessions Delivers Remarks on Efforts to Reduce Violent Crime and Fight the Opioid Crisis

Attorney General Sessions Delivers Remarks on Efforts to Reduce Violent Crime and Fight the Opioid CrisisLouisville, KY - Tuesday, January 30, 2018Thank you, Russel for that introduction, for your leadership in this office, and for your service as an FBI Special Agent.  As a former senator, I am certain that your experience as a hostage …

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 …

(KY) This Week at the State Capitol

January 26, 2018This Week at the State CapitolProposed constitutional amendment on victims’ rights is first measure approved by General Assembly in 2018FRANKFORT -- The first bill passed by both chambers of the General Assembly this year is a measure that will allow voters to decide on a “bill of rights” for crime victims.Senate Bill 3, …

New House Bill Could Merge Kentucky Counties

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -  House Bill 243,  sponsored by Republican state Rep. Toby Herald, of Beattyville, would change Kentucky's political landscape in the most literal way.The bill would consolidate 100 counties into 34. Larger counties, such as Fayette, Jefferson, Warren and Pike, would remain unchanged.The counties could be renamed and local governments would consolidate.A …

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 …