PLEASE PLAN TO JOIN ACTIVISTS, CITIZENS, REPRESENTATIVES AND OTHERS AT THE 2020 CANNABIS RALLY AT THE ROTUNDA, THIS WEDESDAY, MARCH 11TH, FROM 12:30PM UNTIL 2:00PM.
LOCATED AT 700 CAPITAL AVENUE, FRANKFORT, KY 40601.
ST. LOUIS – Whether it’s medical or reactional marijuana, both are proving to be a hot topic in many states across the United States.
In Illinois, since legalizing the drug for both uses at the start of 2020, the state rang in an eye-opening $40 million in just the first month.
And in Missouri, the initial steps of setting up shops for medical marijuana are just now being put into place.
“The good thing is that we do have [medical marijuana] in Missouri,” said Gary Easter, a marijuana advocate with The Green Man Group. “So we have to look at that as a positive and keep fighting the good fight.”
While strides are moving forward, there’s new legislation on medical marijuana that’s raising some eyebrows in Jefferson City.
If passed, it would allow employers to drug test their employees randomly and grant them the clearance to fire them if they fail.
“I feel like this bill is continue to stigma that has been placed on marijuana and medical marijuana users,” said Abrahama Keys, the executive director of NORML, a support group that lobbies for the legalization of marijuana on all fronts.
She assures the senator’s bill is nothing more than a distraction on Missouri’s progression of marijuana legalization.
“When you make legislation like this, you’re almost criminalizing people who are medical marijuana users,” Keys said. “We don’t have anything that tests for, say, sleeping drugs; sleeping drugs can impair you on the job. However, there’s no test in place or legislature in place.”
Though she doesn’t agree with the bill, Keys says she welcomes all dialogue.
“I believe when things like this come in the light, it’s important to view everybody’s opinions,” Keys said.
“It’s baby steps,” Easter said. “Just baby step before getting to the ultimate picture which is legalization across the board.”
At present, the bill is in the Small Business and Industry Committee, where it failed to gather enough votes last year.
(Next, it could/will be your vegetables…)
The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act would de-schedule cannabis and create a government agency tasked with righting the wrongs of prohibition.
It does take Cannabis off the Controlled Substances Act which is a good thing.
What we never seem to hear from our representatives or within this MORE Bill is an explicit acknowledgement of the inalienable right for adults to grow: no tax, regulation or gov’t/globalist control. And nowhere in this bill does it do that.
I’m an old Perennial Hippie who has been fighting for the right to grow for many decades. And over those decades I have had the honor of knowing many great activists: Jack Herer, Timothy Leary, Gatewood Galbraith, Dennis Peron and hundreds of others.
Well before the establishment of the UN the Rockefeller’s and Rothschild’s have been diametrically opposed to Cannabis. The UN, which is really a front for these two dynasties, is still against an individual’s right to grow.
To me it symbolizes the chasm between the two major ideologies: individualism Vs collectivism. It also symbolizes the chasm between self sufficiency Vs dependency. What is really at the heart of these dynasties is power: the aspiration to control everything and everybody.
This idea of self sufficiency is the idealized goal of our founders and is the real primary reason that I spent over 30 years of my life advocating the inalienable right to grow your own. Today the biggest threat to individual self sufficiency is the UN and their fait accompli to usher us into the 4th Industrial Revolution through 5G infrastructure: Smart Cities, Smart Grids, Smart Meters etc.
Cannabis growers need to understand that — once this infrastructure is in place — they can easily take away your right to grow and make you entirely dependent on spending $15/gram at the dispensary. Smart Meters will detect your indoor grows. Drones, coupled with infrared scanners and AI, can ferret out your outdoor garden.
Cannabis legalization was always a symptom of a much larger evil: global collectivists such as the Rockefeller’s, the Rothschild’s and the globalist United Nations façade which they created. Sadly the war on Cannabis is not over: it has really just begun. They want to control Cannabis just as they want to control You and I. They are responsible for the Federal Reserve (that has been robbing us blind since 1913), they are responsible for nearly every war since 1900 and they look at us as either “useful idiots” (AOC, proponents of the New Green Deal: Agenda21 by another name) and “useless eaters.” And the funny thing about all of this is that we are not taught this through the public education system. The fact is they control that as well. Perhaps THIS is the time to stand up against these demonic forces? Because once the 5G infrastructure is “up and running” we may well remain slaves forever. And as slaves you will eventually not be able to grow your own. They have never changed their view on that one.
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.
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;”
“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;”
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!
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AN ACT relating to medicinal marijuana and making an appropriation therefor.
AN ACT relating to the regulation of cannabis and making an appropriation therefor.
AN ACT relating to hemp and declaring an emergency.
AN ACT relating to marijuana possession.
AN ACT relating to employment-related drug screens.
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December 21, 2019
In a statement attached to a large-scale funding bill he signed into law on Friday, President Trump said in effect that he reserves the right to ignore a congressionally approved provision that seeks to protect state medical marijuana laws from federal interference.
“Division B, section 531 of the Act provides that the Department of Justice may not use any funds made available under this Act to prevent implementation of medical marijuana laws by various States and territories,” Trump wrote in a signing statement. “My Administration will treat this provision consistent with the President’s constitutional responsibility to faithfully execute the laws of the United States.”
Although the vague language doesn’t directly say he plans to ignore Congress’s will to block Justice Department prosecution of medical cannabis patients and providers, presidents typically use signing statements such as this one to flag provisions of laws they are enacting which they believe could impede on their executive authorities. By calling out the medical marijuana rider, Trump is making clear that his administration believes it can broadly enforce federal drug laws against people complying with state medical marijuana laws even though Congress told him not to.
But it doesn’t necessarily mean that a crackdown is on the way.
The administration hasn’t carried out any major enforcement activities against state-legal marijuana businesses since taking office, in accordance with Trump’s campaign pledges that he would respect the right of states to enact their own cannabis laws without federal interference. That also goes for recreational policies and businesses that aren’t even covered under the congressionally adopted rider, which has been part of federal law since 2014.
It is the third time Trump has said in a signing statement that his administration doesn’t necessarily have to abide by the medical marijuana provision. He included similar language when signing off on annual appropriations bills last year and in 2017, though he did not do so in 2018.
In August, the president reiterated his support for letting states legalize cannabis without federal interference.
“It’s a very big subject and right now we are allowing states to make that decision,” Trump said. “A lot of states are making that decision, but we’re allowing states to make that decision.”
Last year, when asked about separate pending congressional legislation that would more broadly exempt state-legal marijuana activity from the federal Controlled Substances Act, he said he “really” supports the bill.
Given the president’s consistently voiced support for respecting state cannabis laws, it’s not clear why he has gone out of his way to reserve his right to ignore the medical marijuana rider on a near-annual basis.
Among the handful of other provisions Trump singled out in his new signing statement are ones dealing with the closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, restrictions on diplomatic activities and the dissemination of information that may be protected by executive privilege.
The Fiscal Year 2020 funding bill that Trump signed into law on Friday does not contain a broader rider seeking to shield all state marijuana laws—including those that allow recreational use and sales—that had been approved by the House of Representatives earlier this year. It, along with another provision that would have protected banks that serve state-legal cannabis businesses from federal punishment, was dropped from the final legislation in bicameral negotiations with the Senate.
Congressional leaders did include several cannabis-related provisions in a report attached to the legislation, though, such as language directing the Food and Drug Administration to formulate a policy of enforcement discretion for CBD products and requiring the National Institute on Drug Abuse to compile a report on the barriers that the Schedule I status of drugs including marijuana places in front of scientific research.
Praying for PEACE on EARTH,
Good Will to ALL,
That OUR Nation will HEAL,
Once and FOR ALL,
Let COMPASSION light your way,
Every single DAY,
LOVE ALL your Brothers and Sisters,
Because OUR FATHER intended it that way,
Do not forget those most FORGOTTEN,
On this day of remembrance,
Embrace one another,
Pray for PEACE,
To OUR Heavenly Father,
Whose day of birth, which we celebrate,
By giving “presents” to each other?
It’s time that we, as his Children,
Give the gift to OUR Father….
PEACE to ALL
ALL for PEACE!
Much LOVE to ALL,
No matter your beliefs!
by: Cole Henke
Posted: Dec 16, 2019 / 12:33 PM CST / Updated: Dec 16, 2019 / 12:33 PM CST
DECATUR, Ill. (NEXSTAR) — Police across the state are looking for an admissible test, like a breathalyzer, to test for those driving high, once marijuana is legalized.
Until then, Decatur police will use a different method. They will test your blood.
The officers began their training last year, well before the state legalized pot.
If an officer suspects someone is driving high, they can bring them in, and if the person gives permission they can draw their blood for testing. The tests would check for THC content, rather than traces of marijuana. THC leaves the blood much quicker, signs of the drug as a whole, which can stay in the blood for weeks.
The person who was pulled over can refuse the blood test, but that has consequences similar to refusing to take a breathalyzer test.
Sangamon County Jack Campbell said he will not be training any of his officers in phlebotomy. He does believe that there needs to be a test, or else law enforcement won’t be able to curtail what he expects to be a substantial uptick in DUI’s.
So far, Decatur police have only trained a few officers to draw blood. The process is expensive, but as more money becomes available, they said they will send more to training.
That won’t be the only new method Decatur police will be using to patrol the streets. The Decatur Police Department received a $500,000 donation from the Howard Buffett foundation. That money will be used to hire a new officer that is solely focused on catching drivers who are under the influence.
So this is legalization? …and freedom to use recreational Cannabis? ….
The Government effectively owns your body and your mind. You have absolutely no privacy. Even if a crime has not been committed you are guilty until you can manage to prove yourself not guilty….Just think what this could lead to….in effect already has. Blood testing is really not a new thing…to prove intoxication.
LEGALIZE = LEGAL LIES…
BEWARE OF NEW “LEGALIZATION” LAWS…THEY ARE NOT OUT TO GIVE YOU FREEDOM – THEY ARE OUT TO CONTROL YOU AND CAGE YOU!
From Board of Governors Federal Reserve System
Agencies clarify requirements for providing financial services to hemp-related businesses
December 3, 2019
WASHINGTON-Four federal agencies in conjunction with the state bank regulators today issued a statement clarifying the legal status of hemp growth and production and the relevant requirements under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) for banks providing services to hemp-related businesses.
The statement emphasizes that banks are no longer required to file suspicious activity reports (SAR) for customers solely because they are engaged in the growth or cultivation of hemp in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. For hemp-related customers, banks are expected to follow standard SAR procedures, and file a SAR if indicia of suspicious activity warrants.
This statement provides banks with background information on the legal status of hemp, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) interim final rule on the production of hemp, and the BSA considerations when providing banking services to hemp-related businesses.
This statement also indicates that the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) will issue additional guidance after further reviewing and evaluating the USDA interim final rule.
The statement was issued by the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, FinCEN, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors. Banks can contact the USDA, state departments of agriculture, and tribal governments with further questions regarding the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) and its implementing regulations.
For Federal Reserve Board media inquiries please contact Darren Gersh at 202-452-2955.