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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(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 …

(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) 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, …

This meeting was not supposed to known to the public… “Frankfort, Anti-Marijuana Discussion”

I have been informed of these meetings taking place in Frankfort, Kentucky, this Thursday, October 12, 2017 @ 1:00pm.  I am posting the information here!  Please follow links to obtain more information!#1***Attention mark your calendars for this Thursday's Anti Marijuana Discussion***Should KY Veterans, or Public Protection Officers (Fire Fighters, Police, EMT) be criminals for trying …

2017 Kentucky Marijuana Legalization Vote: Key Dates To Watch

Above:  Unfortunately the above picture was not taken in Kentucky!   Have you been trying to follow Kentucky marijuana legalization news online and find you cannot figure out if it is legalized or if the bill died in the Kentucky State Senate? Current Kentucky medical marijuana laws were introduced in late 2016 by Kentucky state …

Abolish the Drug Czar’s Office!

04/14/2017   The Trump Administration is widely expected to pick Representative Tom Marino for Drug Czar. Representative Marino is a longtime, rabid drug warrior who has a consistent record of voting against marijuana law reform legislation -- a position that runs counter to that of the majority of voters and his own constituents. His appointment …

(KY) Who is this legislature working for?

March 14, 2017 As this session of the General Assembly winds down, its recurring theme has been the transfer of power to those who already have it. The dramatic rush of legislation in early January produced the new Republican majority’s crown jewel, a right-to-work law weakening the labor unions that represent Kentucky workers. Since then, …

Where key bills stand with seven workdays left in the 2017 General Assembly

By John Cheves jcheves@herald-leader.com Frankfort The 2017 General Assembly enters its final phase Monday as Republican leaders prepare for Gov. Matt Bevin a stack of legislation on university funding, religious expression, medical malpractice, workers’ compensation and many other subjects. The Kentucky House and Senate are scheduled to continue passing bills through Wednesday, then recess until …

Senate President Pro Tempore David Givens Week in Review

Senate President Pro Tempore David GivensWeek in Review Members of the Senate took action on one of the issues of greatest interest to Kentuckians when we passed a major education bill this week that would begin aligning university funding with the state’s top postsecondary education goals. Senate Bill 153, that I sponsored, changes Kentucky’s historical …

Send this to your Kentucky Legislators NOW!!!!

    Thomas Tony Vance 12 mins · Send this to your Kentucky Legislators NOW!!!! In 1969, the 1937 marijuana tax stamp act was declared unconstitutional. In 1970 they began creating the 1970 Controlled substances Act and without any scientific input made marijuana schedule one, right up there with heroin. A schedule that cannot be …

Kentucky Bill Would Legalize Medical Marijuana, Take Step to Nullify Federal Prohibition

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 13, 2016) – A Kentucky Senate bill slated for introduction in 2017 would legalize medical marijuana for qualifying patients in the state, effectively nullifying the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the same. Pre-filed by Sen. Perry B. Clark (D-Louisville), BR409 would “protect patients with debilitating medical conditions, as well as their practitioners and …

Kentucky Marijuana Legalization Not In Pre-Filed Bills For 2017

Across America, Election Day showed strong support for marijuana legalization, but can Kentucky expect the same in 2017? While Kentucky had some promise in 2016 that legalizing marijuana was in the works, they did not join the eight states that voted for either recreational or medical marijuana on November 8. According to Marijuana Policy Project, …

Drug Policy Action Congressional Voter Guide

    U.S. Reps Graded on Seven Bills Affecting Marijuana, Hemp, and New Psychoactive Substances Congressional Support for Drug Policy Reform Surges; Reps Earning Perfect Grade Doubles in Two Years Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–October 25, 2016.  Today, Drug Policy Action released its 2016 Congressional Voter Guide which grades members of Congress on how they voted on seven …

Is pot as dangerous as heroin? Feds’ decision on rescheduling marijuana coming soon

  By Brooke Edwards Staggs, The Orange County Register Posted: 07/09/16, 8:37 PM PDT   At the same time Californians are preparing to vote on the legalization of adult marijuana use, the federal government is weighing whether pot should continue to be classified as a top-tier narcotic on par with heroin. Within a month, the …

Kentucky Senate Week in Review

Senate Week in Review Submitted By Reginald L. Thomas FRANKFORT — What should be the state’s spending priorities for the next two fiscal years? Should Kentucky give felons a clearer path to having rights restored after they have fulfilled their sentences? Should public and private partnerships be formed to work together on large projects? Many …

This Week at the Kentucky State Capitol

For Immediate Release March 11, 2016 This Week at the State Capitol March 7-11 FRANKFORT—Like the rest of the country, lawmakers at the Capitol are bracing for an incoming wave of March Madness. Yes, there are plenty of enthusiastic college basketball fans at the Capitol. But this March is also a time when hallways, legislative …

This Week at the Kentucky State Capitol

March 4, 2016 This Week at the State Capitol February 29-March 4 FRANKFORT— A flurry of new bills were introduced this week as filing deadlines for the  Kentucky Senate and House came and went. Eighty-eight bills were filed before the deadline in the House on Tuesday, followed by 37 in the Senate before the chamber’s …

HB 584 AN ACT relating to the medical use of marijuana in Kentucky introduced March 1, 2016 (You won’t believe what they are doing to our medical cannabis!)

HB 584(BR-1994)(click bill number to view bill details.)       Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - introduced in House   The following is a summary of this House Bill:   Summary: *Create new sections of KRS Chapter 211 to define terms; *require the Department for Public Health (DPH) to operate a medical marijuana program; *establish …

Kentucky Bill Would Support Constitutional Tender

  FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 17, 2016) – A bill introduced in the Kentucky House would “legalize the Constitution” by defining gold, platinum and silver coins as legal tender and encouraging their use as currency. Rep. Thomas Kerr (R-Taylor Mill) introduced House Bill 405 (HB405) on Feb. 12. The legislation defines gold, silver, or platinum coins …

KY: SENATOR STAN HUMPHRIES’ LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Commonwealth of Kentucky Office of Senator Stan Humphries For Immediate Release February 5, 2016 Contact: John Cox 859-492-2963 John.Cox@LRC.KY.GOV SENATOR STAN HUMPHRIES’ LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FRANKFORT – The fifth week of the 2016 General Assembly was a time to reflect on the giants that have served before us in the Kentucky State Senate while keeping a …

This Week at the State Capitol

January 25-29, 2016 FRANKFORT -- Getting our financial house in order. That was a theme Gov. Matt Bevin returned to several times as he gave his first budget address on Tuesday night during a joint session of the Kentucky General Assembly. The governor’s State of the Commonwealth Budget Address unveiled a two-year spending plan that …

The state’s minimum hourly wage would be raised to $10.10 over the next two and half years under a bill that cleared a House committee today

Please note: This is a revised version of a news release that was sent within the past hour. This version clarifies that the proposed minimum wage increase would not apply to businesses with annual gross volume of sales of less than $500,000. For Immediate Release January 28, 2016 State minimum wage increase proposal moves to …

Update: 16 RS; BR 161, has become sb 13, "Kentucky Cannabis Freedom Act"

  SB13/CI/LM (BR161) - P. Clark AN ACT relating to the regulation of cannabis and making an appropriation therefor. Establish KRS Chapter 245 to regulate the cultivation, testing, processing, taxing, and sale of marijuana to persons aged twenty-one years and older; amend various sections to conform; repeal KRS 218A.1421, KRS 218A.1422, and KRS 218A.1423. Jan …

KY Bill would expand Safe Infants law

January 7, 2016 Bill would expand Safe Infants law FRANKFORT—Parents who feel they can’t keep their newborn baby would have up to 30 days to leave the child at a state-approved safe place under a proposal discussed today in a House committee. Parents or those acting on their behalf now have up to three days …

Many ways for citizens to follow (Kentucky) General Assembly’s 2016 session

For Immediate Release January 5, 2016 FRANKFORT – When the Kentucky Senate and House of Representatives are gaveled into order at noon today, Kentuckians will have many ways to stay connected to action throughout the 2016 legislative session. The Kentucky Legislature Home Page (www.lrc.ky.gov) is updated daily to provide the latest legislative information. Web surfers …

If Kentucky wants to pass br 161 "the Cannabis Freedom Act", you must do this now…

Left:  Link to USMjParty Kentucky Above: Link to Facebook Page of the "Kentucky Cannabis Freedom Coalition" Because of the "Origination Clause" in the U.S. Constitution there must be a Representative to submit a "Companion Bill" in order for it to move forward because this clause says that all bills for raising revenue must start in …

Amend and create various KRS sections to convert certain misdemeanors to pre-payable violations and set fines.

            HB 305/CI (BR 395) - B. Yonts AN ACT relating to crimes and punishments. Amend and create various KRS sections to convert certain misdemeanors to prepayable violations and set fines. Feb 5-introduced in House Legislature Home Page | Record Front Page   Thru the DIRECT LINK above can be …