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 …

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 …

Republican state Senator will propose recreational marijuana as way to create needed pension revenue

10/04/2017 03:11 PMby Nick Storm• @NStorm_politicsVIDEO THROUGH THIS LINK!With one of the worst funded pension systems in the entire nation in the commonwealth, Republican state Sen. Dan Seum says the need for new revenue could take the state higher, legally. Seum, R-Fairdale, suggests legalizing marijuana could add badly needed new revenues to the state coffers …

(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 — …

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 …

Why Cannabis and Not Marijuana

  January 31, 2017 GreenSleeves You may be wondering why even though the word Marijuana is a very ingrained in American culture, we tend to use the word Cannabis. Cannabis used as medicine is a significant part of American history. It was used mainly in the form of tinctures and very commonly prescribed for various …

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 …

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 …

Marijuana Foes Losing Direction in Kentucky

  With Thomas Tony Vance and Angela Gatewood.   Thomas Tony Vance   An Informational Town Hall meeting on Medical Cannabis was held on November 8. 2015 in Alexandria, KY sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars Campbell County Post 3205 Auxiliary and Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access. Having given the keynote speech at that event …

Legislation to legalize recreational and medicinal marijuana is unlikely to be addressed during this legislative session in Kentucky

    Legislation to legalize recreational and medicinal marijuana is unlikely to be addressed during this legislative session in Kentucky. That's according to the committee's chairman who's handling the proposal. So what about the state's hemp pilot program? Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles was in Owensboro Wednesday. He says he expects 200 farmers to plant more …

U.S.: Congressman Blumenauer Writes Open Letter To President About Marijuana

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 22:24 - steveelliott By Steve Elliott Hemp News Congressman Earl Blumenauer on Tuesday wrote an open letter advocating marijuana legalization to President Obama in advance of the President's State of the Union speech. "As you begin your last year in office, I hope there is one more step you take to bring …

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. …

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 …