Kentucky Marijuana Bills 2019

The following information is taken from Bill Watch on Kentucky.Gov.  The link above will allow you to register to view this information in it’s entirety.As well, much information can be accessed through the Kentucky Legislature at this link.Tuesday, January 8, 2019, Introduced in Senate by Dan Malano Seum;SB 80(BR-836) AN ACT relating to the regulation of …

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Leave Marijuana Policy to the States

By Theodore Kupfer A new bill would reconcile federal law with reality on the ground.In the nine states where recreational marijuana is legal, industrial-scale growers distribute huge quantities of weed to product manufacturers, dispensaries are as common as banks in strip malls, and anyone over 21 can buy weed in all sorts of forms — …

Kentucky: Marijuana Legalization Bill to be Introduced For 2018

Republican state Senator Dan Seum plans on introducing legislation for the 2018 session that legalizes the adult use of and sale of cannabis.Lawmakers in the 2018 legislative session will be primarily focused on crafting and passing a two-year state budget bill. The Senator believes that casting adult use legalization as a “jobs bill” will gain …

(KY) Magistrates voice support for legalizing medical cannabis

By Laura Harvey Lead Reporter lharvey@the-messenger.comNearly two weeks after Kentucky's secretary of state announced convening a special task force to propose the legalization of medical cannabis, two Hopkins County magistrates have voiced their support for the action.Currently, 29 U.S. states and the District of Columbia allow their citizens to use marijuana in some form -- …

Grimes Encourages Kentucky Cities, Counties To Endorse Medical Marijuana

Posted: Nov 29, 2017 2:59 PM CST Updated: Nov 29, 2017 2:59 PM CST FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) – Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is encouraging Kentucky cities and counties to endorse medical marijuana legislation which can help their citizens, many who are veterans fighting physical and mental illnesses, get care and relief they …

Senator Cory Booker still wants to legalize marijuana nationally by punishing prohibition states

Erik McLaren     17 November, 2017Above:  WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 10: U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) (3rd L) speaks during a news conference on medical marijuana as U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) (2nd L), U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) (3rd R), Kate Hintz (2nd R) and Morgan Hintz (R), who suffers from a rare form of …

The Continuing Saga of Kentucky Cannabis…

Headlines from the past week on the continuing argument concerning Cannabis “legalization” in Kentucky…Witnesses testify against Kentucky legalizing marijuanaLOUISVILLE (WHAS) -- A proposal to balance Kentucky’s pension crisis with proceeds from pot sales has gained a lot of attention on social media. Thursday it was the focus of a hearing in Frankfort.   Governor Matt Bevin …

(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 — …

Canada takes action to legalize and strictly regulate cannabis

News Release From Health Canada Proposed legislation would provide regulated and restricted access to cannabis and crack down on impaired driving April 13, 2017              Ottawa, ON                                                                  Government of Canada The current approach to cannabis does not work. It has allowed criminals and organized crime to profit, while failing to keep cannabis out of the …

Toronto dispensaries once owned by the Prince of Pot will all shut down this weekend

  After police raids, former owner Jodie Emery says government is clearing way for legal producers CBC News Posted: Apr 07, 2017 11:20 PM ET Last Updated: Apr 08, 2017 10:20 AM ET The last of the former Cannabis Culture dispensaries in Toronto, once synonymous with Marc and Jodie Emery, will close this weekend after …

H.R.2020 – To provide for the rescheduling of marijuana into schedule III of the Controlled Substances Act

115th Congress (2017-2018) | Get alerts Bill Sponsor:Rep. Gaetz, Matt [R-FL-1] (Introduced 04/06/2017) Committees:House - Energy and Commerce; Judiciary Latest Action:04/06/2017 Referred to House Judiciary  (All Actions) ext: H.R.2020 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Bill Information (Except Text) As of 04/08/2017 text has not been received for H.R.2020 - To provide for the rescheduling of marijuana …

California lawmakers want to block police from helping federal drug agents take action against marijuana license holders

Patrick McGreevy With federal authorities hinting at a possible crackdown on state-licensed marijuana dealers, a group of California lawmakers wants to block local police and sheriff’s departments from assisting such investigations and arrests unless compelled by a court order. A bill by six Democratic legislators has drawn strenuous objections from local law enforcement officials, who …

Smoke & ministers: Israel moves to allow medical marijuana exports

Published time: 5 Feb, 2017 An Israeli government committee has given the first go-ahead for the country to export medical marijuana. The green light came from a ministerial committee on Sunday, but the legislation could take months to get through parliament. The measure could generate an estimated 1 billion shekels ($267 million) per year for …

Don’t expect nationwide marijuana legalization under the Trump administration

Ben Gilbert With the inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20, the United States got a new president. And with that new president comes a long list of new appointees across various federal agencies and departments. While President Trump's cabinet selection process has played out publicly, a variety of folks from former president Barack Obama's …

115 years of marijuana coverage

    To mark the anniversary of recreational-marijuana stores opening in Washington, we look at The Seattle Times’ coverage of pot over the past 115 years. Section Sponsor By Paige Cornwell Seattle Times staff reporter Cannabis made one of its first appearances in The Seattle Daily Times in 1911, in a recipe to cure corns. …

What started as a toothache from a lost filling became a raging infection that landed Christopher Smith in the University of Louisville Hospital

  What started as a toothache from a lost filling became a raging infection that landed Christopher Smith in the University of Louisville Hospital emergency room, then in intensive care on a ventilator and feeding tube. "It came on so quickly and violently. I was terrified," said Smith, 41, of Jeffersonville, Indiana, who lacked dental …

US Senators Cast First-Ever Vote In Favor of Medical Marijuana Access

May 26, 2015 via NORML’s Deputy Director, Paul Armentano: The majority of the US Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday cast votes in favor of expanding medical cannabis access to United States veterans. The committee vote marks the first time that a majority of any body of the US Senate has ever decided in favor of …

Marijuana food safety new frontier for officials

By Kristen Wyatt   | Associated Press   June 21, 2014 DENVER — The marijuana in those pot brownies isn’t the only thing that can potentially make consumers sick. The industry and regulators are taking a closer look at how marijuana-infused edibles are made. The thriving edible marijuana industry in Colorado is preparing for new testing requirements …

A Beginner’s Guide to Hemp Oil, the Cannabis Product That’s Legal Right Now

    By Hannah Sentenac Thu., May 29 2014 at 7:00 AM With medical marijuana on everyone's lips (in more ways than one), people are buzzing about weed, hemp, cannabis, THC, CBD, and all kinds of other related terms that you might or might not understand. It's OK -- this is confusing stuff. Leave it …

3 Months Later, Here’s What Denver Looks Like Since Legalizing Marijuana – PolicyMic

  Three months following Colorado's decision to legalize the production, sale, possession and use of recreational marijuana — a vote that Denver city officials including Mayor Michael Hancock, among others, fought kicking and screaming — guess what's happened to Denver crime rates in 2014?   According to new data, they've fallen across the board. Property crime is …

Meet us at the Capital Hill Annex building and show your support for SB 11

  Kentuckians for Medicinal Marijuana By Kentuckians for Medicinal Marijuana Wednesday, February 6, 20131:00pm The Capitol Annex Building 700 Capitol Ave Loop, Frankfort, KY, 40601 Support the cause, the senators need to feel and hear your voice. Meet us at the Capital Hill Annex building and show your support for SB 11 (Gatewood Galbraith Medical …

Medical marijuana backers lose bid for looser regulations

By Tom Schoenberg, © 2013, Bloomberg News   WASHINGTON — An appeals court rejected the bid by medical marijuana backers to ease federal controls of the drug, ruling that the government properly kept the substance in its most dangerous category. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld the Drug Enforcement …

Memorial Day Message from Msgt. Thomas Vance

    Madam,I belong to a group advocating for veteran access to medical cannabis. Our Director has issued a memorial day statement you might find newsworthy. The message is as follows-- Veterans Press Statement: Veterans For Medical Cannabis Access [VMCA] Monday, Memorial Day, 28 May 2012 Subject: White House replies to Veterans petition: http://wh.gov/4xd Thousands of Veterans …

House votes 162-161 to decriminalize marijuana

    GARRETT BRNGER,Associated Press Friday, March 9, 2012 CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire House narrowly passed a bill to decriminalize a person's first two marijuana possessions under one-half ounce. Republican Speaker Bill O'Brien abstained from voting, allowing the bill to squeak by Thursday with a 162-161 vote. The House voted overwhelmingly 228-89 …

LSD as treatment for alcoholism? Norway scientists looking at hallucinogen therapy

Writing in Journal of Psychopharmacology, researchers note drug gives insight into problems   By Lindsay Goldwert / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, March 9, 2012, 11:56 AM LSD (which sometimes comes in the form of sheets of stamps, l.) is being looked at as an aid in combating alcoholism. Turn on, tune in... stop drinking? …

Medical marijuana backers try to make their cause heard

Written by Caitlin Bowling   Margaret Wakefield is not a college student nor does she sport dreadlocks and Birkenstocks while chatting about how the world should focus more on peace and love. Wakefield has short dark hair, pink fingernails and silver heart-shaped earrings. Wearing a printed shirt and sweater, the Cherokee resident is dressed as …

SB 129 Medical marijuana, Legislative Concerns

February 29, 2012 Now that Kentucky's Senate has proposed a bill allowing for the medical use of marijuana, Senate Bill 129 The Gatewood Galbraith Memorial Medical Marijuana Act filed by State Senator Perry Clark, legislators will have to seriously consider the proposal. I'm pretty sure the majority of Kentucky's legislators have not done this before. …