Sen. Perry Clark, and others, will speak at the rotunda rally tomorrow!


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FROM THE PROFILE TIMELINE OF DAN SEUM, THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS BEEN MADE AVAILABLE!

THANK YOU DAN SEUM!

FIRST OF ALL,

SENATOR PERRY CLARK will be attending the Rally at the Rotunda and will be speaking.  This will be his last year, as he is retiring.  Let’s all show up and give him the respect he deserves for all his years of hard work for the people in Kentucky!

Sen Perry Clark

“Senator Perry Clark will be addressing the Rally tomorrow! Senator Clark has been working for cannabis reform in the Kentucky Legislature for Many years! Senator Clark and Gatewood Galbraith are true Pioneers! This will be Senator Clark’s last Hurrah as he is retiring. Make sure to let the senator know how much you appreciate his leadership and continued mission to end cannabis prohibition in Kentucky!” Dan Seum

ADDITIONALLY,

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“Senator Dan Seum will be coming from retirement to address the Rally Tomorrow! Senator Seum filed SB80, “Adult Responsible Use Act” during his last few years in office. Please let the senator know you appreciate his efforts.” — with Dan Malano Seum.

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“House Representative Jason Nemes will be addressing the Rally Tomorrow! Representative Nemes is currently championing the Medical Cannabis legislation among his colleagues in Frankfort! Please make sure to thank Rep Nemes for his continued efforts!”


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“Representative Cluster Howard will also be addressing the Rally tomorrow! Representative Howard filed HB148 “Adult Responsible Use’. Make sure to thank Rep Cluster Howard!
Rep Howard is retiring also….let him know how much you appreciate his leadership! We will miss you Representative Howard!”


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“State Representative John Sims Jr will be addressing the Rally tomorrow! Representative Sims has been working with the Crawford’s and KY4MM for several years on Medical Cannabis! He co-sponsors HB136. Make sure to thank Rep Sims!”


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“We have invited all co-sponsors of HB136 (Medical Cannabis), too many to mention here. But please know that we appreciate ALL the legislators who have put their names on Each of the 10 cannabis bills filed this session!
J. Nemes, J. Sims Jr, T. Bojanowski, C. Booker, T. Branham Clark, K. Bratcher, G. Brown Jr, T. Burch, M. Cantrell, J. Donohue, L. Elkins, D. Elliott, K. Flood, C. Freeland, A. Gentry, J. Glenn, J. Gooch Jr., D. Graham, C. Harris, M. Hart, A. Hatton, K. Hinkle, C. Howard, T. Huff, J. Jenkins, M. Koch, N. Kulkarni, D. Lewis, S. Maddox, M. Marzian, C. McCoy, R. Meeks, R. Meyer, C. Miller, J. Miller, P. Minter, D. Osborne, R. Palumbo, P. Pratt, R. Rand, J. Raymond, D. Schamore, A. Scott, M. Sorolis, C. Stevenson, W. Stone, S. Westrom, B. Wheatley, R. Wiederstein, L. Willner, L. Yates”

PLEASE CHECK DAN SEUM’S PROFILE FOR ADDITIONAL UPDATES THROUGHOUT TODAY AND ALSO THE EVENT LINK.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 12:30 PM – 2 PM EDT

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

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LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING EVERYONE THERE!

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AT ELECTION TIME, VOTE LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS UPON IT —  BECAUSE IT DOES!

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Medical marijuana bill advances in KY General Assembly


Above:  HB 136 primary cosponsor Rep. Jason Nemes, R-Louisville, presenting the medical marijuana legislation for a floor vote.

For Immediate Release

February 20, 2020

Medical marijuana bill advances in KY General Assembly

FRANKFORT— For the first time in Kentucky history, a bill to legalize medical marijuana came to a vote on the floor of the Kentucky House. Apparently the first time was a charm.

Members of the House voted 65-30 to approve the legalization of medical marijuana under House Bill 136, along with eight floor amendments to the bill. The measure now goes to the Senate for its consideration.

“HB 136 when it is passed, which I hope that it is, will be the tightest medical marijuana bill in the country,” said Rep. Jason Nemes, R-Louisville, who shares primary sponsorship of the measure with Rep. John Sims Jr., D-Flemingsburg.

Nemes said that he and Sims have spent years meeting with stakeholders to ensure that the legislation addresses their concerns.

“We’ve met with stakeholders from law enforcement, constituents, regular folks … patients, physicians, chiropractors. I mean, you name it, we’ve been there,” he said.

The bill as passed by the House would extensively clarify state policies for cultivation, processing, sale, distribution, and use of medical marijuana. Licensing of cannabis dispensaries is covered, as is maintenance of a cardholder registry for cannabis users.

Smoking of medical marijuana would be prohibited under HB 136.  The bill instead would allow the drug to be dispensed as “edibles” such as gummies, oils, or similar products.  Customers would be limited to a month’s supply at one time.

Keeping with the sponsors’ commitment to make HB 136 a public health bill and not a revenue maker, Nemes said excise taxes and all other revenue created by the bill would go to regulation of the program and nothing else. Additionally, local governments would have the last say in whether medical marijuana businesses operate within their jurisdiction.

Among those House members voting against the proposal was former Kentucky State Trooper and current pastor Rep. Chris Fugate, R-Chavies. He cited the fact that marijuana remains a federally controlled substance that isn’t regulated by the Food and Drug Administration as a reason for his vote.

“Marijuana, no matter how we look at it, is against federal law” and joins heroin, LSD, and ectasy as a Schedule I narcotic, said Fugate. It is also a “gateway drug,” he said, referring to drugs that are believed by some to lead to abuse of more dangerous drugs later on.

Voting is support of the bill was Rep. Robert Goforth, R-East Bernstadt. The licensed pharmacist said he supports the bill on behalf of individuals like his adult brother diagnosed years ago with cerebral palsy.

Goforth said he sees his brother suffer on a regular basis from “adverse side effects” caused by FDA-approved anticonvulsants and other drugs.

“If I can give him a little bit of relief from the FDA-approved medication that has caused those adverse side effects for him, to control those conditions, I’m going to do it. I have to do it,” he said.

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REMEMBER! MARK YOUR CALENDAR! MARCH 11TH, 2020; Cannabis Rally In The Rotunda–FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY.


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MARCH 11TH, 2020

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

CAPITOL ROTUNDA

700 CAPITOL AVENUE

FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY  40601

We will be discussing the progress we have made, current legislation, and what folks can do to help end the prohibition against this life-saving plant.
All advocates, and all parties, are welcomed!
If interested in speaking about your cannabis bill, or a bill you have sponsored, please PM us, or leave a comment below and we will reach out to you.
We hope to see y’all there!!
If you are a CBD store owner, cannabis farmer, cannabis processor, or you sell cannabis products in Kentucky and you plan to be at the rally, please leave a comment below so folks know to look for you.

ANY QUESTIONS?  CONTACT DAN SEUM AT THIS LINK!

Kentucky House Judiciary Committee advances medical cannabis bill! (hb136)


Kentucky House Judiciary Committee advances medical cannabis bill!

Seriously ill Kentuckians have been waiting long enough — urge your state legislators to support HB 136!

Today, Kentucky’s House Judiciary Committee voted 17-1 to pass HB 136, a bill that would legalize cannabis for medical use. Next the bill will proceed to the full House, where it is expected to receive a vote soon.

Please write your legislators today and urge them to pass this compassionate legislation!

Fifty-one of Kentucky’s 100 state representatives are cosponsors of HB 136, and Gov. Andy Beshear has indicated that he strongly supports medical cannabis.

However, some Senate leaders remain opposed, so the challenge for advocates will be getting a bill through both chambers of the legislature and to the governor’s desk.

It’s critical that legislators hear from their constituents who support medical cannabis. After you write your legislators, please share this message with your friends and family.

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PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT HB136 IS A NON SMOKABLE NON GROWABLE BILL!  IT IS STRICTLY FOR MEDICAL CONSUMPTION ONLY!

“to prohibit smoking of medicinal marijuana;”

“to establish limits on the THC content of medicinal marijuana that can be produced or sold in the state”

“to exempt certain records and information from the disclosure under the Kentucky Open Records Act;”

“to permit an employer to restrict the possession and use of medicinal marijuana by an employee;”

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Sen. Perry Clark introduced SB105 on January 22, 2020 which DOES include adult use, small amounts of growing for personal use as well. Please view the Bill at this link!

“to allow for possession, growth, use, processing, purchasing, transfer, and consumption of cannabis;”

“to establish provisions for personal cultivation;”

“to establish provisions for palliative or therapeutic use of cannabis by persons under the age of 21;”



https://kentuckymarijuanaparty.com/2019/12/19/2020-kentucky-marijuana-bills/

KY: Sen. Perry B. Clark has introduced SB 105… “An ACT related to Cannabis”…


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As of today, January 22, 2020, Senator Perry Clark has introduced SB 105, “AN ACT relating to the regulation of cannabis and making an appropriation therefor”, as is posted on the Kentucky Legislature site. 

To date, this is the best Bill which I have seen, as it supports all facets of Cannabis, including medicinal use for those under 21 if needed. 

Here is a paragraph of the Bill:

Create various new sections of KRS Chapter 245 to define terms; to allow for possession, growth, use, processing, purchasing, transfer, and consumption of cannabis; to establish limits for transfer; to allow for purchasing and manufacture of cannabis accessories; to authorize activities and operation of retail stores, consumption establishments, cultivation facilities, cannabis testing facilities, and product manufacturing facilities; to establish possession limits; to prohibit smoking cannabis in public and to establish a fine for violation; to prohibit operation of motor vehicles while consuming cannabis and to specify that existing intoxication laws are not superseded; to prohibit state or local resources to be used to investigate violations of federal Controlled Substances Act that conflict with this KRS Chapter 245; to specify that an employer is not required to allow consumption, workplace intoxication, possession, or transfer of cannabis; to prohibit individuals under the age of 21 from entering cannabis establishments, purchasing, using, or misrepresenting their age and to provide for exceptions; to establish provisions for palliative or therapeutic use of cannabis by persons under the age of 21  LINK

The full Bill can be viewed at this link….

Please view the entire Bill!

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https://kentuckymarijuanaparty.com/2020/01/16/kentucky-please-get-involved-this-session/

https://kentuckymarijuanaparty.com/2020/01/16/kentucky-cannabis-rally-at-the-rotunda-in-frankfort/

https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/20rs/sb105.html

https://legislature.ky.gov/Legislators/Pages/Legislator-Profile.aspx?DistrictNumber=137

In a related article from 2013…

https://louisvillefuture.com/archived-news/perry-clark-pushes-for-pot-says-the-people-must-push/

KENTUCKY, Please Get Involved This Session!


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January 16, 2020

FROM DAN SEUM,

In Frankfort with Tom Rector Jr. working to End Cannabis Prohibition in Kentucky! A Very Productive Day!

Six (6) Bills have been filed pertaining to cannabis thus far! One (1) more on the way! Simply Unheard of 8 years ago! Thanks to the Pioneers, Gatewood Galbraith, Senator Perry Clark, Senator Dan Seum, And All Advocates!

Please Get Involved This Session!

SB148: Legalize, Regulate, Expunge

HB136: Medical

HB236: Hemp

HB102: THC Testing/Screening

HB221: Decriminalization

SB65: THC Testing

SB?: Coming Soon!!!

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KENTUCKY CANNABIS RALLY AT THE ROTUNDA IN FRANKFORT!

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KENTUCKY CANNABIS RALLY AT THE ROTUNDA IN FRANKFORT!


The people of Kentucky, all groups, all BILLS for Cannabis whether it be “Medical” or “Adult Use”, Republican, Democrat, Libertarian or Independent, are requested to join us in Frankfort Kentucky on March 11, 2020 to show our support for the effort in our State!

Please plan to be there!

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LOCATED AT CAPITOL ROTUNDA

700 CAPITOL AVE

FRANKFORT, KY  40601

https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/19rs/hb136.html

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

https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/20rs/hb148.html

AN ACT relating to the regulation of cannabis and making an appropriation therefor.

https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/20rs/hb236.html

AN ACT relating to hemp and declaring an emergency.

https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/20rs/hb221.html

AN ACT relating to marijuana possession.

https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/20rs/hb102.html

AN ACT relating to employment-related drug screens.

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Drug overdose deaths in Kentucky decreased 15 percent last year.


Nov. 19, 2019

Panel updated on battle against fatal overdoses

FRANKFORT – Drug overdose deaths in Kentucky decreased 15 percent last year. That’s 233 fewer people dying.

“We were very pleased to see 233 families that did not have to go through the pain of losing a loved one to a preventable death,” Office of Drug Control Policy Executive Director Van Ingram said while testifying before yesterday’s meeting of the Interim Joint Committee on Health, Welfare and Family Services. “We are certainly not declaring victory. We are not celebrating, but we do feel confident that we are moving in the right direction.”

He was among a group that spoke about the results of numerous policy initiatives in Kentucky to reduce the number of drug overdose deaths. Last year’s decrease followed years of steady increases in the death toll, driven mostly by a rise in opioid abuse, heroin and fentanyl.

Ingram said the 15 percent decrease was a bright spot because the nation as a whole saw a decrease of just under 5 percent.

He said some of the policy initiatives include curbing the number of controlled substances prescribed by doctors. From 2015 to 2018, the number of opioid analgesics dispensed in Kentucky fell by a little over 800,000. That’s equivalent to 64 million fewer dosage units.

Dr. Doug Oyler of University of Kentucky HealthCare testified that the initiative had reduced opioid prescriptions by 1,300 annually just within that health care system.

“I love hearing that some … of the legislative actions we have taken to really move this conversation forward are making a difference,” said Rep. Kimberly Poore Moser, R-Taylor Mill, co-chair of the committee, and former director of the Northern Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy.

One initiative is expanding the use of medication-assisted treatment, known as MAT, to treat opioid use disorders. Ingram said 1,240 doctors practicing in Kentucky have received a federal waiver to prescribe the drug buprenorphine, used in MAT. Ingram added, however, that most of those doctors are treating five or fewer patients.

Buprenorphine has also become the No. 1 drug being diverted or given to another person for illicit use. Ingram said that was “tragic” but that the abuse of buprenorphine generally doesn’t cause overdose deaths.

Rep. Robert Goforth, R-East Bernstadt, a pharmacist by trade, asked if Kentucky needed to pass legislation to increase training for doctors in hopes of reducing the diversion of the drug. Ingram said Kentucky could require more rigorous training than the eight-hour online course federal authorities require before prescribing buprenorphine.

“We should look into that,” Goforth said in response.

Ingram said arrests for possession of heroin were down 15 percent and arrests for trafficking heroin were down 12 percent from 2017 through March of this year. He added that heroin deaths were down almost 54 percent during the same period.

Ingram attributed the downturn to fentanyl from China flooding the United States. He said the drug cartels recognized that it was a more profitable business model to buy chemicals from China than it is to grow opium poppies.

“Unless the Chinese live up to their promises and make real efforts to control the chemical supply in that country … fentanyl is going to be the business model we see,” Ingram said. “That is alarming.”

He highlighted the fact that fentanyl trafficking arrests are up 73 percent in the state.

“There is a lot of work to be done,” Ingram said, adding that there were still 1,333 lethal overdoses last year. “That isn’t acceptable. It’s not a number we can live with.”

Ingram said the 10 counties where people are statistically at the greatest risk of overdosing are Madison, Clark, Kenton, Boyd, Gallatin, Pendleton, Owen, Jefferson, Grant and Campbell.

“As a state, we have come to learn treatment isn’t enough,” Ingram said as he described some recent initiatives undertaken by his office. “Transitional housing for people in early recovery and employment support for people in early recovery are just as important as anything else we can do.

“People do get better, but it doesn’t always happen on our timetable. It happens on theirs. We want to do the things we can to increase the odds that people stay in recovery and continue to get better.”

Rep. Danny Bentley, R-Russell, also a pharmacist, asked Ingram about recent court settlements against drug companies and pharmacy chains accused of fueling the addiction crisis.

“There is lots of blame to go around, but there is only a small group that profited,” Ingram said.

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