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!!!

RELATED: 

KENTUCKY CANNABIS RALLY AT THE ROTUNDA IN FRANKFORT!

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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.

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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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#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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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

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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

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    Rally in the Rotunda

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  • 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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    (KY) Please Call Your Legislators!


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    To ALL Kentucky Citizens,

    The time is now to contact your Legislators concerning the Cannabis Bills, and any other Bills which you are concerned about!  The phone number to call is:

    1-800-372-7181

    Here are the current Cannabis Bills:

    SB 80 / Dan Malano Seum / Establishes the “Department of Cannabis Control” which will oversee lawful consumption of Cannabis in Kentucky by adults 21 and over.

    HB 136 / Establishes a very strict “Medical Cannabis” bill for bonified Patients.

    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.

    SB 82 / J. Higdon / to make the penalty for possession of a personal use quantity of marijuana a prepayable non-criminal fine;

    SB 57 / J. Higdon / to allow discretionary expungement of Class D felonies with a ten-year waiting period;

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    https://kentuckymarijuanaparty.com/2019/01/13/kentucky-will-march-to-the-capital-once-again/