Treasure Trove Park Opens In Cave City Kentucky


6/27/19

Treasure Trove Park, a brand new sightseeing adventure awaits you in Cave City Kentucky this month!

Hosting artifacts from around the world including Egypt and Rome as well as “Kentuckyana Jones” historic finds such as a genuine “Crystal Skull”, it promises to be a fun filled and educational day for adults and children alike.

The “Hatfield and McCoys” exhibit which encompasses an entire house is one of the most extensive collections of personally owned items from the two families.

There is also a small live animal area and many, many other cottages full of interesting finds!

A concession area is available.

Centered in between Mammoth Cave National Park and Yogi Bear’s adventure park and camping across the street, Treasure Trove Park is located at 901 Mammoth Cave Road, in Cave City Kentucky.  Turn right on Exit 53 and follow Mammoth Cave Road to destination on the left.

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COME TO CAVE CITY KY AND ENJOY “GUN TOWN MOUNTAIN”!


Western theme park in Cave City reopens

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CAVE CITY, Ky. (WBKO) It’s a revival of what some say was one of Cave City’s key attractions — Guntown Mountain.

“I’ve got more than a lifetime full of memories,” said Michael Minor, whose father was a gunshow stuntman for the park for decades.

On a mountaintop off of I-65, sits the relic of a park, once closed but now, finally open to the public again.

“Just a lot of fun. I think that’s what it’s here for. A lot of history,” said co-owner Vikki Froggett, who acquired the property with her husband in 2016. “A lot of people getting back together that hadn’t seen each other for years.”

The park originally opened in the 1960’s, and experienced a lot since then; things like ownership changes, vandalism, and now further redevelopment and reconstruction over the last three months.

“You wouldn’t believe the amount of work,” said Froggett. “We’ve had family and friends that have just pitched into help, and it’s just been great.”

Some there on its reopening day were returning to the memories of their childhood. Along with being a part of the featured gun shows, Minor’s father helped build parts of the park, working alongside other family members as well.

“To me its phenomenal that what’s standing is still up,” Minor said. “But it’ll never be the same, but it’s always good that it’s still here.”

Neal Rayburn said his grandfather held co-ownership of the park in the past, during a time when Rayburn was a regular member of the stunt show team.

“They called me last week and asked me to help this weekend to get it started doing it again,” Rayburn said. “So I dusted off the old gear out of the closet and got my guns and hats and came running.”

Now more memories can be made as the park puts itself back on the map.

“I’ve kinda fell in love with the property. And it feels like home now,” said Froggett. “And I think a lot of people feel like it’s theirs as well. So we just want to share and enjoy it.”

The park features gun shows and petting zoos, live music and can-can shows. Froggett said they’re looking to explore possibilities as they move forward this summer.

To find more information and updates on the park, you can check out their Facebook page.

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WELCOME BACK “GUNTOWN MOUNTAIN”!!!

Below are some youtube videos of Guntown Mountain – Enjoy!

Guntown Mountain | Kentucky Life | KET

Guntown Mountain Cave City, Kentucky

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Kentucky – Guntown Mountain 01- 2013

Former Guntown Mountain – Foreclosure Sale – April 20, 2016 at 12 PM CT

U.S. Military Issues New Public Appeal For Secret Underground Facility Needed Urgently


Tour Of Abandoned Subway Tunnel Offers Glimpse At Boston's Past

It’s not every day that the U.S. Department of Defense takes to Twitter to create a mysterious story from nothing, but that’s what happened on August 28.

“We’re interested in identifying university-owned or commercially managed underground urban tunnels and facilities able to host research and experimentation,” they said.

DARPA

@DARPA

· Aug 28, 2019

Attention, city dwellers! We’re interested in identifying university-owned or commercially managed underground urban tunnels & facilities able to host research & experimentation. https://go.usa.gov/xVWCn
It’s short notice… We’re asking for responses by Aug. 30 at 5:00 PM ET.

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Clearly the Twitter speculation machine kicked into full effect. DARPA is the boffin branch of the U.S. military—an exciting collection of military strategists and scientists, supported by science and technology programs nationwide and fueling ongoing R&D across the defense industry.

DARPA is engaged on more than 200 research projects, and these range from robotics to networking to AI to battlefield and surveillance tech. The mission is “to make pivotal investments in breakthrough technologies for national security.”

The organization dates back to the 1950s and Russia’s Sputnik satellite—a surprise lesson learned for the U.S. And so DARPA represents a commitment to be “the initiator and not the victim of strategic technological surprises.”

It’s always exciting to engage with them, and when there is a new military focus into AI or autonomous battlefield objects or the Internet of Battlefield Things, for example, DARPA engages and commissions.

What DARPA is doing here is looking to “understand the state-of-the-art in innovative technologies that may enable future solutions to rapidly map, navigate, and search unknown complex subterranean environments to locate objects of interest.”

So one can expect a range of new, exciting technologies from vendors will be put through their paces as the DOD’s boffins watch and evaluate.

“The subterranean domain,” DARPA have said, “whether human-made tunnels, urban underground infrastructure, or natural cave networks, is becoming increasingly relevant for global security and disaster-related search and rescue missions.”

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These marijuana cases will no longer be prosecuted by the Jefferson County (KY) attorney


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Joe Sonka, Louisville Courier Journal Published 9:15 a.m. ET Aug. 28, 2019

Possession of a small amount of marijuana will no longer be prosecuted in Jefferson County when that is the only or primary charge, the county attorney’s office will announce Wednesday.

Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell is expected to detail the new strategy at a 10 a.m. news conference, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

The policy will call for his office to no longer prosecute possession of marijuana cases involving one ounce or less, so long as that is the only charge or the most serious charge against the defendant.

The Jefferson County Attorney’s Office also will decline to prosecute cases involving possession of drug paraphernalia when that is clearly only used for marijuana consumption.

Is CBD oil legal?: Here’s everything you need to know about CBD oil in Kentucky

However, the new policy will not affect marijuana cases involving trafficking, cultivation, driving under the influence, public consumption or intoxication.

O’Connell is expected defend the policy as a means to find the most efficient use of his office’s limited resources and work toward equal enforcement of laws along racial lines, citing statistics showing that black individuals are disproportionately arrested for marijuana possession compared to white individuals.

A Courier Journal investigation of 21,607 marijuana possession cases in 2017 found that African Americans accounted for two-thirds of those charged, with black drivers cited for possession at six times the rate of white people.

This disparity on marijuana charges along racial lines occurs despite national studies showing that both groups smoke marijuana at roughly the same rate.

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In June, Louisville Metro Council passed an ordinance by a 15-9 vote making arrests for possession of half an ounce or less of marijuana the lowest law enforcement priority for officers.

Kentucky statutes classify marijuana possession as a misdemeanor punishable by up to 45 days in jail and a $250 fine, though a law passed in 2012 allows individuals to have such charges voided from their record after 60 days.

This story will be updated.

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Libertarian candidate enters Kentucky governor’s race


Libertarian Party of Kentucky

Billy Kobin, Louisville Courier Journal Published 2:12 p.m. ET May 14, 2019 | Updated 2:48 p.m. ET May 14, 2019

After a federal judge temporarily blocked a new section of a state law related to filing deadlines, a Libertarian Party candidate has officially joined the 2019 race to become Kentucky’s next governor.

John Hicks officially became a candidate Monday, according to the Kentucky Secretary of State’s office.

Hicks is a Louisville native and information technology consultant who made a bid to represent the 43rd District in the Kentucky House of Representatives in November. He lost the race to Democrat Charles Booker.

Hicks, 72, is also a U.S. Army veteran who served in Vietnam, and he previously taught in Jefferson County Public Schools and published a community newspaper in Fern Creek.

The Libertarian candidate’s running mate is Ann Cormican, a native of Paris, Kentucky, who works at the Toyota Kentucky manufacturing facility in Georgetown. 

Cormican also made an unsuccessful bid last November to represent the 72nd District in the Kentucky House of Representatives.

The pair almost failed to make it on the statewide ballot in Kentucky’s gubernatorial race.

State legislators approved a measure, House Bill 114, in March that retroactively moved up the filing deadline for third-party and independent candidates from April 1 to January 11.

More: Kentucky lawmakers vote to limit the secretary of state’s power

Hicks said he had filed his candidacy before April 1 but after the January deadline.

The Libertarian Party of Kentucky took the matter to federal court, arguing the measure denied its candidates access to the statewide ballot in 2019.

On May 9, a U.S. District Court judge in Covington agreed and temporarily blocked the section of the state law related to filing deadlines.

Fixing a “broken electoral system” and not “controlling the private life” of Kentuckians are among the Libertarian ticket’s priorities, Hicks told the Courier Journal.

An instant runoff system for elections is one electoral reform that Hicks said could benefit Kentucky.

“I think we’re going to be the moderate party,” Hicks said. “We’re certainly in a position where we can work with members of both major parties in the Legislature.”

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Ann Cormican (Photo: Provided by John Hicks)

Hicks and Cormican already won the Libertarian Party’s state primary back in March, meaning they will appear on ballots in November. (The Libertarian Party is not included in the May 21 primary involving Republican and Democratic candidates.)

Hicks said he is agrees with many of Gov. Matt Bevin’s policies but is “skeptical” of the incumbent’s policies of “subsidizing private industry” and trying to intervene in “moral matters.”

And Bevin’s criticism of those he disagrees with also concerns Hicks.

“A lot of Gov. Bevin’s policies have been right on,” Hicks said. “But his rhetoric has been terrible.”

Reach Billy Kobin at bkobin@courierjournal.com or 502-582-7030. Support strong local journalism by subscribing today: courier-journal.com/subscribe.

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Free KY Amish Farmer Samuel Girod


(Please read and follow the link to sign petition for a man who has been unjustly jailed for charges which originated with a labeling infraction that led up to him being incarcerated.  It is unbelievable that our Country has gone so far as to incriminate this man!  Just read the story by Sally Oh.  Smkrider)

Help us get a presidential pardon for KY Amish Farmer Samuel Girod!

Sally Oh started this petition to President Donald J. Trump and 2 others

The FDA successfully harassed, indicted and convicted 57year old KY Amish farmer Samuel Girod for charges stemming from an innocent labeling infraction!

Sam is now serving 6 years in federal prison. Sam has lived his entire life in the Amish tradition: no electricity. That means no lights, no running water, no electronic sounds, no cell phones, no internet, no planes, no driving cars. He’s a farmer and lived on a farm all his life.

He’s now in prison about 7 hours away from his family — his wife Elizabeth, their 12 children and 25 grandchildren. He is now surrounded by steel with armed guards, bells and whistles, loudspeakers, warnings, cement and little access to the sun.

UPDATE 4/16/19: Sam has been moved several times and is now in Big Sandy which is 120 miles from home. There are no fences and fewer than 100 people there. It is not home but it is not hideous either. His family visits every two weeks and he even gets to see his grands!!!

Sam has never harmed anyone. There are no victims of the 3 herbals salves he made and sold for over 20 years. He made the mistake of mislabeling one of the salves.

The story of his persecution is practically unbelievable.

Except that I live a few minutes from Sam and met him in 2015. By now, I have met scores of people who’ve known him for many years, if not their entire lives. All of us witnessed the entire goings on firsthand. You could not make this up!

Read the entire story at  KY Free Press

— follow the links in the left sidebar for “Condensed” story.
You’ll also find links to the 3 days of the trial and Sam’s sentencing as well as all of the court documents.

At this point, Sam’s only hope for release is a presidential pardon. Please sign this petition, then share it with your friends and family.

Besides signing the petition, please feel free to send letters, emails, and make calls to seven (7) Kentucky legislators and President Trump. Details, addresses, sample missives at KY Free Press — follow the links in the left sidebar

(It doesn’t take long — I contacted everyone via tweet, FB post and email in less than 20 minutes!)

At the very least, our elected representatives must know that PLENTY of people — at least 30K of you with more signing everyday — care about an Amish KY farmer being railroaded into prison by an out-of-control federal agency!

#freeamishsam #thefreedomcoalition

For updates, subscribe to kyfreepress.com and/or follow Sally Oh (xosallyoh) on Facebook.

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2013-2019 Kentucky Marijuana Bills


THE TIMELINE OF KENTUCKY MARIJUANA BILLS 2013-2019

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2019

HCR121(BR-1186)

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 – introduced in House

Moser , Kimberly Poore

A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION establishing the Medicinal Marijuana Task Force.

https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/19RS/hcr121.html

SB 80(BR-836)

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 – introduced in Senate

Sen. Dan Seum [R]
Sen. Perry Clark [D]

AN ACT relating to the regulation of cannabis and making an appropriation therefor.  (Adult recreational use)

https://legiscan.com/KY/bill/SB80/2019

HB 136(BR-58)

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 – introduced in House

MULTIPLE SPONSORS

AN ACT relating to medicinal marijuana and making an appropriation therefor.

https://legiscan.com/KY/bill/HB136/2019

SB 82(BR-834)/LM/CI

Friday, January 11, 2019 – introduced in Senate

Jimmy Higdon

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 218A to make the penalty for possession of a personal use quantity of marijuana a prepayable non-criminal fine;

https://legiscan.com/KY/bill/SB82/2019

SB 170(BR-804)/LM/CI

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 – introduced in Senate

Sen. Steve West [R]
Sen. Dan Seum [R]
Sen. Perry Clark [D]
Sen. C.B. Embry [R]

Sen. Denise Harper Angel [D]

AN ACT relating to medicinal marijuana and making an appropriation therefor.

https://legiscan.com/KY/bill/SB170/2019

HCR5(BR-180)

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 – introduced in House

Rep. Danny Bentley [R]
Rep. Kimberly Moser [R]
Rep. Lynn Bechler [R]
Rep. Robert Goforth [R]

Rep. Mark Hart [R]
Rep. Kim King [R]
Rep. Melinda Prunty [R]
Rep. Steve Sheldon [R]

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION calling for the expediting of research regarding the safety and efficacy of the use of marijuana for medical purposes.

https://legiscan.com/KY/bill/HCR5/2019

2018

SB 80

01/17/18 introduced in Senate

D. Seum, P. Clark

AN ACT relating to the regulation of cannabis. (Adult Use)

This past week in Frankfort, State Senator Dan Seum of Fairdale, Ky. — who represents Bullitt County and a portion of Jefferson County in Senate District 38 — introduced Senate Bill 80, which seeks to allow full and regulated cannabis use in Kentucky.

https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/18rs/sb80.html

HB 166

01/10/18  introduced in House

J. Sims Jr, G. Brown Jr, T. Burch, M. Cantrell, J. Donohue, K. Flood, A. Gentry, J. Gooch Jr., D. Graham, J. Greer, C. Harris, A. Hatton, T. Herald, J. Jenkins, M. Marzian, J. Miller, C. Morgan, R. Nelson, J. Nemes, R. Palumbo, R. Rand, D. Schamore, A. Scott, S. Wells, S. Westrom

AN ACT relating to medical cannabis and making an appropriation therefor.

https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/18rs/hb166.html

A bill to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky was shelved Wednesday after it ran into strong opposition from law enforcement officials during a round of testimony before a legislative panel.

A day after hearing from medical marijuana supporters, the panel took comments from law enforcement officials and a Warren County prosecutor. They warned that legalization could exacerbate Kentucky’s drug addiction woes. LINK

SB 272

03/01/18 introduced in Senate

M. McGarvey,                                                                                                                       R. Thomas

AN ACT relating to medical marijuana

https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/Record/18RS/sb272.html

SB 118

01/30/18 introduced in Senate

S. West, D. Seum, P. Clark, C. Embry Jr., D. Harper Angel, M. McGarvey, G. Neal, R. Thomas

AN ACT relating to medical cannabis.

https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/Record/18RS/SB118.html


2017

SB 76/CI/LM (BR 408)

Dec 09, 2016 – Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
Jan 03, 2017 – introduced in Senate

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 cannabis to persons aged 21 years and older; create, amend, and repeal various sections to conform.

https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/Record/17RS/SB76.htm

SB 57/CI/LM (BR 409)

Dec 06, 2016 – Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
Jan 03, 2017 – introduced in Senate

P. Clark, D. Harper Angel, S. West

AN ACT relating to medical cannabis.

https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/Record/17RS/SB57.htm

HB 411 (BR 1166)

02/16/17  introduced in House

J. Sims Jr, A. Gentry, D. Johnson, A. Simpson

AN ACT relating to the medical use of marijuana.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 311 to allow physicians to recommend use of cannabis; hold physicians harmless for making the recommendation.

https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/17rs/hb411.html

 SB 243 (BR 1469)

02/16/17  introduced in Senate

M. McGarvey

AN ACT relating to medical marijuana for palliative or end of life care.

https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/17rs/sb243.html

2016

*March 2, 2016

On Wednesday, March 2, Sen. Perry Clark of Louisville introduced two new Bills, one for Hemp and another for medical marijuana.

Senate Bill 262 is AN ACT relating to industrial hemp.

Senate Bill 263 is AN ACT relating to medical cannabis.

*March 1, 2016

HB 584 AN ACT relating to the medical use of marijuana in Kentucky

Introduced March 1, 2016

HB 584(BR-1994)

*January 6, 2016

SB 13, Kentucky Cannabis Freedom Act

Introduced on January 6, 2016

LINK TO PDF OF SB13

2015

*February 5, 2015

HB 305/CI (BR 395) – B. Yonts

Introduced on February 5, 2015

AN ACT relating to crimes and punishments.
Amend and create various KRS sections to convert certain misdemeanors to pre-payable violations and set fines.

Feb 5-Introduced in House

https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/15rs/hb305.html

SB 79/CI (BR 805) – P. Clark

Introduced on January 9, 2015

AN ACT relating to marijuana.

Amend KRS 218A.1422 to make the possession of two ounces of marijuana or less a violation punishable by a maximum fine of $75; amend KRS 218A.1423 to make cultivation of five marijuana plants or less a Class B misdemeanor; name the Act the Kentucky Cannabis Freedom Act.

Jan 9-Introduced in Senate
Feb 3-to Judiciary (S)

https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/15rs/sb79.html

HB 3

Introduced on January 6, 2015

House Speaker Greg Stumbo’s medical marijuana bill wasn’t going to pass this year anyway, he said Thursday, so his House Bill 3 is likely dead after no vote was taken in a committee hearing.

“Gatewood Galbraith Medical Cannabis Act”;

https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/15rs/hb3.html

2014

SB124

2014-02-05      Senate introduced in Senate

2014-04-10      Senate signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 112)

Legislators did make an effort to help some seriously ill patients who could benefit from cannabidiol (“CBD,” a non-psychoactive component of marijuana). On Thursday, April 10, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear signed into law a proposal that is intended to allow patients to use CBD if directed to do so by a physician.

https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/14rs/sb124.html

SB 43

Medical Marijuana Bill Kentucky 2015, SB 43/LM/CI (BR 287)

Introduced on January 7, 2014

AN ACT relating to medical cannabis.

Cannabis Compassion Act.

Jan 7-introduced in Senate
Jan 13-to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)

https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/14rs/sb43.html

2013

SB 11

*January 8, 2013

Senator Perry Clark submitted SB11 to the judiciary committee last week

Introduced on January 8, 2013

https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/13rs/sb11.html

Create various new sections of KRS Chapter 218A to establish a comprehensive system for medical marijuana in Kentucky

Greetings   Well the bill has been submitted and now it’s our turn. Senator Perry Clark submitted SB11 to the judiciary committee last week. http://www.mpp.org/states/kentucky/  It is one of the most aggressive legalization bills to date and we are asking all supporters to get on board to help us push this bill through.   You can see a summary of the bill here: http://kentuckyveteransformedicalmarijua.blogspot.com/2012/09/gatewood-galbraith-memorial-medical.html
In the coming days I will be sending out information on what needs to be done. We will also be sending out another petition so be sure to sign it as we will be using it to further the legislation along.   This is a short session folks but I know that working together we can get this done. I would like to hear from any veterans we might have, especially if you belong to the VFW. There is big news concerning the VA.
Folks I am excited about our chances. I’m hearing more and more positive feedback from legislators every day. We are getting closer to making this bill a reality. If you have any questions you may contact me here at kyveteransformedicalmarijuan@gmail.com     United, We Stand!   Ron Moore Kentucky Veterans for Medical Marijuana   www.kentuckyveteransformedicalmarijuana.net     Find your legislator at this link: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/whoswho/email.htm
or Call the Toll-Free Legislative Message Line at 1-800-372-7181 to leave a message.

Legislation introduced to legalize marijuana in Kentucky

LINK:  http://www.wave3.com/story/18961002/legislation-introduced-to-legalize-marijuana-in-kentucky

FRANKFORT, KY (WAVE) – Kentucky Sen. Perry B. Clark introduced legislation that would make marijuana a legal drug for doctors to prescribe.

Thursday afternoon, the Louisville Democrat held a news conference at the Capitol Annex in Frankfort to introduce the Gatewood Galbraith Memorial Medical Marijuana Act. Clark was joined at the news conference by Galbraith’s daughter, Molly Galbraith, and other supporters of medical marijuana.

They said medical research has proven it has many benefits for everything from Parkinson’s disease to tumor regression, prostate cancer, nausea and pain.

Gatewood Galbraith, a perennial candidate for governor of Kentucky and an outspoken proponent of the legalization of marijuana, privacy rights and other civil liberties died at his home near Lexington in January at the age of 64.

Twenty states have approved some type of medical marijuana usage and several other states have similar legislation pending.

Copyright 2012 WAVE News. All rights reserved.

#WeAreKY But #ThisIsKY…Story of Elihu Shepherd


The incident leading to Gary’s killing began on a Sunday morning in August of 1993, when a helicopter on loan from the Kentucky National Guard was landed by officers of the Governor’s Marijuana Strike Force in a field adjacent to Gary Shepherd’s rural home. An officer familiar with Gary approached and told him that he was going to come in and cut down the dozen plants which were maturing around the perimeter of his property. Gary denied him entrance, saying it would happen “over [his] dead body.” Using Gary’s invocation of this metaphor as a pretext for his murder, the officer departed and called in additional officers, who covertly blockaded all routes to Gary’s house and began to monitor his movements.  LINK

In August of 1993, in Rockcastle County Kentucky, a four year old child watched his Father, Gary Shephard shot and killed by the Sheriff’s Department and Kentucky State Police, over a few Cannabis plants which his father used for medicine for pain and PTSD after serving in the Vietnam War…

This is his story…

(Please view in its entirety)

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This factual story needs to be heard by everyone that lives in Kentucky.

Yes, #WeAreKentucky BUT #ThisISKentucky

https://www.facebook.com/Jacobelihu/posts/10218238922543418

https://www.drcnet.org/guide2-95/gary.html

"There’s not a chance that I would sign a legalization of recreational marijuana," he said.


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Actively, since 2012, the State of Kentucky has had various Cannabis Bills in the Legislature.  Before that we had Gatewood Galbraith in all of his glory, who tried, unsuccessfully through a number of elections to help turn this State around.  Unfortunately most of the people who would have voted for him didn’t have voting rights in Kentucky and the ones who did voted for their own pockets.

The Gatewood Galbraith Medical Marijuana Memorial Act went absolutely nowhere in 2012 after his death.

There has only been one Cannabis related medicine that has been approved via    Kentucky Legislature, and that was  when SB 124 was signed by the Governor in 2014. 

Legislators did make an effort to help some seriously ill patients who could benefit from cannabidiol (“CBD,” a non-psychoactive component of marijuana). On Thursday, April 10, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear signed into law a proposal that is intended to allow patients to use CBD if directed to do so by a physician.  LINK

Many Kentucky Citizens, Patients, Parents, Students, Veterans and others have spent countless travel hours, time at the State Capitol and expense dollars to try to talk their way into getting the Senators, Representatives and the Governor to give them some legal relief.  Some little bit of understanding and compassion that they could latch onto for hope.  But it never comes.

There have been a few Senators and Representatives that have stepped up and did their part, and then some, when they filed Bills that should have received much more attention than they did in Frankfort.

Today, an article was published on Kentucky.Com that reiterated Gov. Matt Bevins stance on adult use Cannabis.

“There’s not a chance that I would sign a legalization of recreational marijuana,” he said.

However, he also pointed out that he believes that “There is incredible medicinal value associated with cannabis,”  as he spoke candidly about the loss of his teenage Nephew to Cancer.  He even became emotional about the subject…just in time for the upcoming Election this year in Kentucky, where he will once again make promises he does not intend to keep – at least in my opinion.

In Gov. Bevin’s State of the Commonwealth address he made no mention of Cannabis, neither medical or otherwise.  However, in the Kentucky Chamber Day Dinner in January he did express his views on medical marijuana.  According to what he said he leans toward a very narrow and strict medical marijuana law if any, and definitely not a pro-recreational or adult use legalization.  

So rather than to take the Bull by the horns and legalize it into a regulated commodity that everyone would buy and agree to let it be controlled by the Government, just as long as they could get some of it for themselves, the Governor chooses to stand firm, like a Bull, and deny any type of adult use legalization and as well hasn’t approved any kind of medicinal marijuana either with the exception of the CBD bill.  I’m not sure how to take that because you would think that the Government would be all about control of the masses through legalization, however, in this case at least, they choose to just flat out deny us.  Period.  Even though the people are begging to be regulated!

The black market will continue to thrive in Kentucky so long as this commodity goes unregulated in the open market.

At this point in time, my personal favorite is SB 82, Sponsored by Jimmy Higdon,  it is a decriminalization Bill which asks to make personal possession a pre-payable non-criminal fine. It applies to everyone living in the State.  It would be easily implemented.  It is a starting point – although we shouldn’t still be at the “starting point”.

Kentucky is mastering hemp farming and we should be mastering medical and adult use marijuana as well. 

I would prefer to have seen a repeal on Cannabis prohibition at the Federal level before now – but it hasn’t happened yet and States DO have rights.

I could learn to live with the medical marijuana initiative if it were passed with the best of intentions for all people and patients in this State.  But I cannot see that happening at least in the short term.  It could take years to organize an operational program of that magnitude and intense oversight.  Where are the people who will manage and work these establishments going to come from?  We cannot even get enough nurses and clerical workers here fast enough.

Unfortunately for us, it isn’t just about marijuana anymore!

There are a number of other issues in Kentucky which deserve our attention as well.

*Homelessness.

*Severe drug abuse issues such as heroin.

* Women’s abortion rights.

*Teacher Pensions.

*Water access and purification.

*Healthcare and access to appropriate pain management.

*Unlicensed concealed carry.

*Human trafficking and child abuse.

The list goes on and on.

Kentucky has been a mecca for marijuana for 100 years – just go ahead and legalize it and tax the recreational use and put that money toward more important issues.  Everybody already uses Cannabis in Kentucky anyway so why pretend that you can stop it?

Pass both the medical Cannabis, recreational, AND the decrim bill.  All avenues will be covered in that the decrim will pick up and give a little relief while we wait implementation of the recreational and medical bills. 

People all over the U.S. need some relief and hope.  Especially in Kentucky.

@Gov. Matt Bevin, show us what you are really made of!

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2.15.19

https://www.kentucky.com/living/health-and-medicine/article226164860.html?fbclid=IwAR3NnqxYDc382Ur0DfVLA6jNq6V8EsSMXHeFtLh85AnddzSFQVCSKOM_tmQ

https://kentuckymarijuanaparty.com/2019/01/09/kentucky-marijuana-bills-2019/

https://kentuckymarijuanaparty.com/in-remembrance-of/gatewood-galbraith-medical-marijuana-memorial-act/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqhB30dIhhE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fThY9F8hUM

https://kentuckymarijuanaparty.com/timeline-ky-mj-bills/

https://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article44476206.html

https://kentuckymarijuanaparty.com/timeline-ky-mj-bills/

https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/recorddocuments/bill/19RS/HB136/bill.pdf

https://legiscan.com/KY/text/SB82/id/1845842

https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2019/02/15/517957.htm

Cannabis Activists Prepare For A Day In Frankfort, Kentucky tomorrow


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JOIN US IN FRANKFORT!  LOBBY DAY 2019!

FEBRUARY 6TH – ALL DAY!

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2019 KY NORML Lobby Day and Rally in the Rotunda

Public · Hosted by KY NORML and 6 others

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 9:30 AM – 3 PM EST

700 Capital Ave, Frankfort, KY 40601-3448, United States

LINK TO EVENT ON FACEBOOK


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KY4MM Tunnel Talk

Public · Hosted by Kentuckians for Medicinal Marijuana

  • Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 10 AM – 2 PM EST

    Capitol Annex  702 Capitol Ave, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

  • LINK TO EVENT ON FACEBOOK

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    Rally in the Rotunda

    Public · Hosted by SB80 Support Page

  • Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM EST

    700 Capital Ave, Frankfort, KY 40601-3448, United States

  • Hosted by SB80 Support Page

  • LINK TO SB80 SUPPORT PAGE ON FACEBOOK

    LINK TO EVENT ON FACEBOOK


    The following BILLS are to be focused on this year:

    SB 80 –  Dan Seum –  An Act relating to the regulation of cannabis and making an appropriation therefor.

    (Adult Responsible Use Act)

    Establish and create new sections of KRS Chapter 245 to define terms, allow possession, growth, use, processing, purchasing, transfer, and consumption of Cannabis; establish limits for transfer; allow for purchasing and manufacturing cannabis accessories; authorize activities and operation of retail stores…

    HB 136 – Several Sponsors – An Act relating to medicinal marijuana and making an appropriation therefor

    (Medical Cannabis Act)

    …require the Department for Alcoholic Beverage and Cannabis Control to implement and regulate the medicinal marijuana program in Kentucky…

    SB 82 – Jimmy Higdon – An Act relating to marijuana possession.

    (Decriminalization)

    …make the penalty for possession of a personal use quantity of marijuana a prepayable non-criminal fine…

    SB 83 / Perry B. Clark “Shauna’s Law”  Relating to a drug free workplace / Seeks to mandate an appeals process for those employer’s who enforce drug-testing upon their employee’s which will address those persons who have been found in violation of the drug-free workplace policy by testing positive on random drug screens for legal Hemp products such as CBD. It would set aside that violation if proven that a legal product had been used.

    RELATED:

    KENTUCKY MARIJUANA BILLS 2019

    Kentucky Will March To The Capital, Once Again…

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