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Kentucky NORML Newsletter for September 2018

State News: On Sept. 7th, 2018, the Interim Joint Judiciary Committee held a meeting to discuss medical marijuana and the bill being proposed by Rep. Nemes (R-), Rep. St. Onge (R-), Rep. Hart (R-) and Rep Sims (D-). They discussed their bill and invited Louisville resident Cassie Everett and her family to speak at the event. Link to … Continue reading »

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Kentucky: Cannabis Activists Schedule Educational Forum in Henderson

There will be an educational forum on the benefits that medicinal cannabis has to offer to Kentucky and its citizens. Featuring support from state cannabis activists including members from Kentucky Cannabis Freedom Coalition (KCFC), Kentucky affiliate for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (KY NORML), Kentuckians for Medicinal Marijuana (KY4MM), the Alliance … Continue reading »

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Kentucky NORML: Seniors and Cannabis

There are approximately 700,000 senior citizens in our state. The Kentucky State Data Center at the University of Louisville found people age 65 have grown 23 percent since the 2010 census, while the number of people younger than 65 has declined and they account for over 15 percent of our population and growing. In the … Continue reading »

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Kentucky NORML: Cannabis Access Associated with Reduced Rates of Opioid Use and Abuse

KY NORML is passionate about education. And with the opioid epidemic consuming our state, we feel that it is our duty to share valuable information regarding the relationship between cannabis and opioids. Cannabis access is associated with reduced rates of opioid use and abuse, opioid-related hospitalizations, traffic fatalities, drug treatment admissions, and overdose deaths. We … Continue reading »

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Kentucky: Legislation Reintroduced to Legalize Marijuana in 2017

Legislation filed by Senator Perry Clark of Louisville, Senate Bill 76, seeks to legalize the possession and use of limited amounts of marijuana for those over the age of 21. SB 76, the Cannabis Freedom Act, allows adults to possess up to one ounce of cannabis, to cultivate up to five cannabis plants, to store … Continue reading »

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Kentucky: Legislation to Establish a Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Program

Legislation filed by Senator Perry Clark of Louisville, SB 57, seeks to establish a statewide, comprehensive medical marijuana program. Senate Bill 57, The Cannabis Compassion Act, establishes regulations overseeing the establishment of state-licensed dispensaries to provide medical marijuana to qualified patients. It also permits patients to home cultivate their own supply of medical cannabis. Senator … Continue reading »

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Kentucky: Lawmakers Fail To Act On Cannabis Freedom Act

Lawmakers failed to act on legislation to legalize and regulate the adult use and retail sale of marijuana, the ‘Cannabis Freedom Act. The 2016 legislative session has now come to a close. The legislation, SB 13, sought to allow adults 21 and older to possess up to one ounce of cannabis, cultivate up to five … Continue reading »

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Kentucky: Lawmakers Fail To Consider Medical Cannabis Legislation

Senate and House lawmakers have failed to take action on legislation to protect qualified patients who consume cannabis under a physician’s written authorization. The 2016 legislative session has now come to a close. The proposed House measure, House Bill 584,  would have permitted qualified patients to possess a 90-day supply of usable cannabis for therapeutic … Continue reading »

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UK hemp crop growing well without fertilizer, pesticide

By Janet Patton [email protected] 30, 2014 Facebook Twitter Google Plus Reddit E-mail Print UK agronomist Dave Williams stood next to a plot of 7-foot hemp plants at the University of Kentucky Spindletop Research Farm in Lexington last Thursday. This hemp was planted in late May after the seeds were released by the Drug Enforcement Administration. … Continue reading »

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Hemp Crops Are Flourishing in Kentucky

      Posted by: admin Posted date: August 04, 2014 In: News After a nonsensical battle simply to get the seeds into the arms of farmers in the Bluegrass State, hemp crops are lastly on the develop. Kentucky’s first crop of hemp in many years is claimed to be flourishing simply two months after … Continue reading »

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