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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MY RIGHT TO DECIDE

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KY4MM

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ky4mm/?ref=br_rs

KENTUCKY 411 UNCENSORED

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2091597957797912/

KENTUCKY MARIJUANA PARTY

https://www.facebook.com/USMjPartyKY/?ref=br_rs

FREE THE WEED KENTUCKY

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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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Statement from Gov. Bevin on Consequences of Purdue Pharma’s Bankruptcy for Kentuckians


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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 16, 2019) – Gov. Matt Bevin today released the following statement about how Purdue Pharma’s bankruptcy filing will impact Kentuckians due to the Kentucky Office of Attorney General’s unscrupulous 2015 settlement:

“Kentuckians woke up this morning to find that they had once again been fleeced by the self-serving corruption of Steve and Andy Beshear and Jack Conway. The crooked $24 million settlement with Purdue Pharma is even more crooked than we thought. The Beshears and Conway carefully negotiated the settlement to ensure that the lawyers were paid $4 million in full, while the Commonwealth had to wait eight years to get its full payment. Purdue’s announced bankruptcy now jeopardizes the paltry remaining money that Kentuckians are due.”

The bankruptcy comes after the announcement that Purdue Pharma settled an opioid lawsuit with the state of Oklahoma for $270 million and had reached a tentative settlement with more than 20 states and 2,000 local governments (of which Kentucky was not a part) for approximately $12 billion.

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(KY) General Assembly’s 2020 session to begin Jan. 7


For Immediate Release

September 18, 2019

General Assembly’s 2020 session to begin Jan. 7

FRANKFORT – The schedule for the 2020 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly was approved today by legislative leaders.

The session is scheduled to convene on Jan. 7 and adjourn April 15. It is expected to last 60 legislative days – the maximum allowed by the state constitution in even-numbered years.

Lawmakers will not convene on Jan. 20 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day or on Feb. 17 in observance of Presidents’ Day.

March 2 will be the final day that House bills can be introduced and March 3 will be the final day for the introduction of Senate bills. Bills that have been introduced by these deadlines will be able to continue moving through the legislative process until the session adjourns.

The veto recess – the period of time in which lawmakers return to their home districts to await possible gubernatorial vetoes of legislation – will run from April 2-13. Lawmakers will return to the Capitol on April 14 and 15 for the final two days of the session.

To view the calendar online, go to: https://legislature.ky.gov/Documents/20RS_Calendar.pdf.

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EVENT: “BULLIED BY BEVIN” … sponsored by…


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PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND THIS VERY IMPORTANT PICNIC AND MEETING FOR ALL THOSE KENTUCKIANS WHO FEEL VERY LET DOWN BY THE CURRENT BEVIN ADMINISTRATION!

IT WILL BE HELP ON SEPTEMBER 28, 2019 (SATURDAY), AT THE HOME OF SENATOR DAN SEUM, LOCATED AT:

1107 HOLLY AVENUE, FAIRDALE, KENTUCKY 40118

PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK TO THE FACEBOOK EVENT FOR MORE INFORMATION!

THIS PICNIC IS FOR ALL OF US!  (EXCEPT MR. BEVIN)

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Above:  Please view the promotional video for the picnic with Sen. Dan Seum!

#BevinHasGotToGo

Remember when Bevin said, “I guarantee you somewhere in Kentucky today a child was sexually assaulted that was left at home because there was nobody there to watch them.”? There also was mention of children trying drugs for the first time that day.

Remember when Bevin blamed the shooting of a 7 year old on a sickout?

Remember when Bevin was running for Governor the first time and he promised he would fight to get cannabis for those needing it. Then after getting elected he said legalizing marijuana creates homelessness, fills up ERs and isn’t a realistic option for Kentucky.

Remember Bevin claiming he would sign a medical marijuana bill during the 2019 legislative session knowing his current running mate wouldn’t allow it to be heard.

Remember when Bevin bought a $2.9 million property for $1.6 million from his friend, Neil Ramsey, who happened to also donate to his political campaign and be an investor in his company. Did I mention that Ramsey was then appointed to the Kentucky Retirement System Board of Trustees by Bevin? Did I also mention that the appraiser on that property is named John May. Bevin appointed May’s wife, Shellie May, as executive director of the Kentucky Commission of Children with Special Health Care Needs.

Remember when Bevin was the least popular governor in the US?

Remember when Bevin compared teachers to thugs and called us selfish and ignorant?

Remember when Bevin said, “It’s just straight up about wanting more than your fair share,” as he compared teachers to people who hoarded rationed goods during WWII?

Remember when Bevin said teachers and state workers weren’t sophisticated enough to really understand the pension bill?

Remember when Bevin took $201.5 million from the Kentucky Employees’ Health Plan to balance the budget?

Remember when he called high court justices incompetent?

Remember when Bevin intentionally withheld the actuary analysis that revealed that the retirement system would be fully funded by 2043 if it was unchanged but continued to be fully funded?

Remember when Bevin called our students “soft” because our school districts didn’t want kids to be outside in sub zero arctic temperatures?

Remember when Al Roker called him a nitwit?

Remember when Bevin hired his friend, Grindle, and then raised his salary from $160,000 to $375,000? That’s a $215,000 raise.

Remember when Bevin got elected and he reversed the states decision to raise the minimum wage.

Remember when Bevin’s Labor Cabinet said they will fine teachers $1000 for protesting?

Remember when Bevin approved SB 151 that deleted a $5,000 life insurance death benefit from police, fire fighters, teachers, and other state workers?

Remember when Bevin called a special session in December 2018 that wasted tax payers money to accomplish nothing.

Remember when he continues to try to call a special session this year, but doesn’t have the votes?

Remember when Bevin said it’s none of the tax payers business why he uses a plan owned by the tax payers.

Remember when Bevin’s running mate became the first ever African-American woman to hold an executive office in the state of Kentucky, to then be dumped when he ran for a second term?

Remember when Bevin publicly applauded the University of Kentucky’s men’s basketball team for advancing to the Elite 8, but said nothing about University of Louisville’s women’s team who did the same thing?

Remember when Bevin said the West Louisville chess club at Nativity Academy is ‘not something you necessarily would have thought of when you think of this section of town.’?

Remember when he proudly boasted about making all of his children contract chicken pox?

Remember when Bevin said, “It’s like saving a drowning victim, Brian. It’s like somebody — they’re fighting you, biting you, pulling you under. You just need to knock them out and drag them to shore. It’s for their own good and we have to save the system,” when talking about teachers who opposed to his pension plan.

Remember when Bevin said that teachers hoard sick days?

Remember when Bevin attended the Kentucky Derby and while an interview was occurring next to him on national television about the death of a trainer, he continued to be on his phone?

Remember when Bevin was late paying his property taxes?

Remember when Bevin cut dental and vision benefits for 460,000 Medicaid recipients?

Remember when people who don’t even live in Kentucky contacted you about something embarrassing Bevin had done or said that made it on national news coverage?

Remember when Bevin says, “We are Kentucky,” at the end of every speech, but he isn’t even from Kentucky?

This list could continue on…

Just in case you need a REMINDER on why NOT to vote for

Mr. Bevin . . .

#BulliedByBevin #KyDeservesBetter #DemocracyCannotWorkVotingStraightParty #MyRightToDecide.com #RestoreCivilityToPublicService

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