Washington, DC: Members of the United States House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday passed legislation – House Bill 3884: The Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act – by more than a two-to-one margin. Members decided 24 to 10 in favor of the Act, with two Republicans voting in support of the bill. The MORE Act removes the marijuana plant from the federal Controlled Substances Act, thereby enabling states to enact their own cannabis regulations free fr
There are a fair number of cannabis advocates in Kentucky who dedicate their time and energy on cannabis reform which would benefit everybody who smokes. The efforts of these advocates have given the people of Kentucky the right to use CBD and hemp related products and while over 30 states allow medical cannabis use in some form Kentucky is still not one of them. There are two main reasons for this: Dysfunctional state leaders in both parties and weak support from the people.
TANSTAAFL Solutions has been working on educating lawmakers about cannabis and today I had the pleasure of discussing cannabis reform with Metro Councilman Kevin Kramer at City Hall. I reached out to Councilman Kramer not only because he represents my district but because he voted against a cannabis resolution many months ago. I was surprised to hear what he had to say. He agreed in general to a person's right to use cannabis on a constitutional level and was aware of the eco
Our Founder, CCR, addressed the Louisville Metro Cannabis on March 8th about the need for more research into cannabis and its' possible benefits for those with mental illness. #legislation #CCR #medical
Change Can Come From unlikely beginnings and sometimes change takes patience and planning until that one moment can happen; the moment that causes change to everything – either by example, inspiration, or determination. Something turns different and the gates can never be closed. On January 18th we had one of those moments in Louisville when Pat Dunegan, an unlikely advocate for medical cannabis, a cause thrust on him by love and hardship, stood before the Louisville Metro Co
https://legiscan.com/KY/bill/HB166/2018 Status Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 18-3)
Status: Introduced on January 10 2018 - 25% progression
Action: 2018-02-08 - posted in committee
Pending: House Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [PDF] Summary Create new sections of KRS Chapter 218A to define terms; restrict medical cannabis to certain patients with qualifying debilitating conditions; establish requirements for cultivation, production, proc
https://legiscan.com/KY/bill/SB80/2018 Status Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 17 2018 - 25% progression
Action: 2018-01-26 - to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)
Pending: Senate Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [PDF] Summary Establish and create new sections of KRS Chapter 245 to define terms, allow for possession, growth, use, processing, purchasing, transf
LOUISVILLE, KY: Louisville Metro Council Health and Education Committee Chair Angela Leet (District 7) and Vice Chair Vicki Welch (District 13) invite the community to attend one of three town hall meetings on the topic of legalizing the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Each town hall meeting will be held in a different part of the community, with the first town hall starting Monday, February 19 at 6:00pm. Each town hall will start with presentations by panelists both i
Last week was huge! Representative Sims filed our Medical Marijuana task force's legislation, House Bill 166. The bill was assigned to the House Judiciary Committee and the committee's chair, Rep. Joe Fischer, can decide whether or not House Bill 166 gets a hearing. We need your voice to make sure he hears the message loud and clear: Medical Marijuana deserves a fair hearing! Please contact Chairman Fischer at (502) 564-8100 ext. 742 or email@example.com and request Hou
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 totaling $100 million or more a year. The money represents an untapped stream of cash to pay down estimated unfunded liabilities ranging from $37 billion to $64 billion in the state pension
By Adam Beam, The Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky’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 legalized marijuana in some way, the most common being for medical purposes. While Kentucky lawmakers have embraced hemp — the fibers of the plant that are used to make rope, clothing and ot
PUBLISHED: MAR 30, 2017, 9:14 AM • UPDATED: 3 MONTHS AGO COMMENTS (62)
By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff U.S. lawmakers on Thursday introduced a package of marijuana reform bills aimed at protecting and preserving existing state-based programs while creating a framework for the federal regulation of cannabis.
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, and Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Oregon, announced the “Path to Marijuana Reform,” a bipartisan package of three related bills that address i
https://www.mpp.org/ This is the best site to learn about cannabis regulation, reform and how to take action. They have the easiest way to find your represenative and will help send an email to them expressing your support of cannabis legislation. They aso have the most current information on cannabis legislation from where you live. Reading blogs and waiting for likes will not really get you anywhere. You at least need to get your voice to the decision makers of your state
Nevada looks to be first state in nation to legalize cannabis social clubs, including on Vegas Strip PUBLISHED: APR 27, 2017, 9:49 AM • UPDATED: 2 MONTHS AGO COMMENTS (2)
By The Associated Press LAS VEGAS — A bill allowing local governments to issue permits for marijuana social clubs has passed in the Nevada Senate.
The bill passed 12-9 Tuesday and next will be reviewed by the Assembly, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
The bill was mainly drafted for the tourism indu
In a bipartisan push back against the tyrannical Jeff Sessions and his relentless war on cannabis, U.S. Sens. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) have introduced a bill that will end federal prohibition of marijuana.
“The fact is our marijuana laws in America are broken,” Democratic Sen. Cory Booker said at the bill’s unveiling at the Capitol. “They are savagely broken, and the jagged pieces are hurting American people.”
PUBLISHED: JUN 15, 2017, 3:00 PM • UPDATED: ABOUT 6 HOURS AGO By Bruce Schreiner, The Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky’s criminal ban against medical marijuana was challenged Wednesday in a lawsuit touting cannabis as a viable alternative to ease addiction woes from opioid painkillers. The plaintiffs have used medical marijuana to ease health problems, the suit said. The three plaintiffs include Dan Seum Jr., the son of a longtime Republican state senator. Another