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.

RELATED GROUPS/PAGES ON FACEBOOK!

MY RIGHT TO DECIDE

https://www.facebook.com/MYRIGHTTODECIDE/

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

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1428715180676475/?ref=br_rs

DEA Data Show Kentucky Has Highest Rate of Illicit Marijuana Plants in US

Monday, Nov. 11, 2019 | Author: ProCon.org

Kentucky, where both recreational and medical marijuana are illegal, grows more illicit marijuana plants per 100,000 people than any other state, according to DEA data analyzed by American Addiction Centers. In 2018, the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) eradicated 418,076 cannabis plants in Kentucky, about 9,356 plants per 100,000 people.
California, which legalized medical marijuana in 1996 and recreational marijuana in 2016, came in second place with 4,572 illegal cannabis plants per 100,000 people. The DEA confiscated over 1.8 million marijuana plants in the state last year.
Massachusetts and Wyoming tied for last place with zero cultivated plants seized by the DEA in 2018. Wyoming has not legalized marijuana, but Massachusetts legalized medical marijuana in 2012 and adult-use (also called recreational) cannabis in 2016.
Across the United States, the DEA seized 2.82 million cannabis plants in 2018, down from 3.38 million plants in 2017.
Kentucky also earned first place in the number of destroyed illegal grow sites in the country. 15 grow sites per 100,000 people were destroyed in Kentucky, more than double the next-highest state, West Virginia (7.4 per 100,000 people). West Virginia legalized medical marijuana in 2017 but has not legalized recreational use.
Delaware, DC, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming all had zero grow sites destroyed per 100,000 people. Except Wyoming, each of those states and DC have legalized medical marijuana, and 3 states and DC have legalized recreational use: Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont.
Despite not having any plants seized, Wyoming bulk-processed the most marijuana at 1,095 pounds per 100,000 people, 46.8% more than the next highest state, Arizona, which had 746 pounds per 100,000 people. Arizona legalized medical marijuana in 2010. American Addiction Centers theorized that the marijuana being bulk-processed in Wyoming might come from nearby states that have legalized marijuana, such as Colorado.
Delaware, DC, Illinois, Maine, Minnesota, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Vermont bulk-process the least amount of marijuana (0 pounds per 100,000 people). Among those states, only South Dakota and Tennessee have not legalized marijuana for medical use. Three of those states and DC also have recreational marijuana: Illinois, Maine, and Vermont.
The DEA’s Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program seized $52,308,982 in assets related to illicit cannabis plants last year.
33 states and DC have legal medical marijuana, and 11 states and DC have legal recreational marijuana.
Read what the 2020 candidates think about recreational marijuana legalization on our 2020 election site.

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From the Desk of Dan Seum Jr.,

On Cannabis in Kentucky…

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DAN SEUM JR.,

From My Desk:

I have been advocating for cannabis reform in Kentucky for over 10 years. I advocated for Medical Marijuana for 6 of those years. After introducing multiple patients, expert testimony, filed bills, and trying to explain the ‘Molecular Structure of a Cannabinoid’ to legislators who are all but doctors or scientists, I am convinced that we are only going to win this cannabis conversation by claiming it is MY RIGHT TO DECIDE! The legislature has repeatedly asked “What is Medical Marijuana?”. NO ONE CAN GIVE A CONSISTENT ANSWER!!! That is because ALL CANNABIS USE IS MEDICINAL!!! Opponents of ‘medical’ marijuana have Repeatedly claimed that they would rather see Adult Use regulation opposed to calling marijuana medicine. Cannabis is a Plant..not a product produced in a petrie dish in a laboratory!

I have personally asked mayors and chiefs of police in Colorado if we in Kentucky should advocate for medical or responsible use first..All loudly warned us to write a full legalization bill claiming there is too much red tape in medical.

The desperation and frustration of many advocates and patients in Kentucky has brought me to tears many times, but has made my resolve to end this prohibition in Kentucky even Stronger! I am more afraid that the desperation of our advocates will force them to support a ‘medical’ bill that will be inadequate and cause more confusion. I was told to “Never write a Bill that I was not willing to walk away from’…I simply cannot support the ‘medical’ bills as being introduced in our General Assembly. It will take years to correct the same language that other states have already found to be inadequate in serving their constituents. We cannot let misinformed politicians take control and write our legislation!

My main concern is just how many cannabis consumers will be disenfranchised with this Limiting legislation? Already we have seen that only ‘qualifying symptoms’ will be approved for ‘medical marijuana’…Not only does this disqualify people in need, but it puts the costs of the Entire ‘medical’ industry on the backs of the FEW who do qualify! On top of that, the legislature wants to put Kentucky’s pension woes on the backs of the ‘medical marijuana’ recipients! The price of legal ‘medical’ cannabis will be out of reach for most! This has not worked in other states and will not work for Kentucky. If that is not enough, home cultivation has been eliminated from the ‘medical’ bill. (Keep in mind that Kentucky adults can ‘Home Brew’ 100 gallons of alcohol per year, 200 gallons if there is more than one adult in the household!).

Smoking has been eliminated from the ‘medical marijuana’ bill. I believe smoking cannabis is the best form of self regulation (for me). It has immediate effects and I can determine how much I want to consume ONE draw at a time…

It will take 2-5 years to get a ‘medical’ program operating after passage. in the meantime folks are still being criminalized for using cannabis for WHAT EVER REASON!!! People’s lives are being ruined with a cannabis conviction! We continue to face incarceration, fines, criminal records, and public scrutiny. Parents lose child custody, qualified employees are being denied jobs, public housing opportunities are diminished, and the list goes on and on!

We as Adult Responsible cannabis consumers need to unite against this barbaric prohibition. We need to stand for ALL CANNABIS CONSUMERS….
ADULT RESPONSIBLE USE…… MEDICAL…
HEMP……..

Over half of America live in a regulated state..We are Criminals if we consume in Kentucky! This must stop!

Join My Right To Decide and be a voice in Kentucky! Enough is enough!

Watch for the ‘Adult Responsible Use Act’ currently being revised!
* 21 and over
* Provisions for Dr/Minors
* Home cultivation 6/6
* Automatic Expungements for Cannabis Convictions up to
Class D Felonies
* Minority provisions for those interested in industry

I am over 21.
I pay taxes.
I help others in my community.
I don’t want to drink alcohol.
I don’t want pills.
Cannabis helps me.
IT IS MY RIGHT TO DECIDE!

Remember…WE are the people..Not They are the people..!

Dan Seum, Jr

SOURCE LINK

COMMENT HERE

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

(KY) Medical marijuana research resolution clears first hurdle

For Immediate Release

Feb. 7, 2019

Medical marijuana research resolution clears first hurdle

FRANKFORT—A resolution that calls on the federal government to expedite research on the safety and effectiveness of medical marijuana is on its way to full House for a vote.

House Concurrent Resolution 5, sponsored by Rep. Danny Bentley, R-Russell, and House Health and Family Services Committee Chair Rep. Kimberly Poore Moser, R-Taylor Mill, calls on federal regulators to move forward with research into the benefits and risks of the drug “so that, as policymakers, the General Assembly may develop evidence-based and scientifically sound medical marijuana policies.”

According to the resolution, marijuana “impairs short-term memory and judgement.” The resolution also cites evidence that suggests “the risks of marijuana use include poorer educational performance, adverse consequences in the workplace” and other conditions.

Bentley, who has been a practicing pharmacist for over four decades, told the committee that HCR 5 is a call for safe medication management.

“As an advanced society, we must be have well-considered laws and regulations to move forward,” said Bentley. Evidence-based science, he said, is “the only safe and effective and responsible way forward.”

Thirty one states have legalized medical marijuana in some form, according to the resolution.

Should HCR 5 become law, it will be forwarded to the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), National Institute on Drug Abuse and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for consideration. 

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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/