As I sat here patiently waiting for the Kentucky Legislature to take a vote on HB 166, I was thinking of a way to say,
to ALL of the people who took a stand this year in Kentucky!
Jaime Montalvo Justin Lewandoski Eric Michelle Crawford Pat Dunegan Jennifer Dunegan Dan Seum Sally Oh Dan Malano Seum Tony Ashley Elihu Shepherd Tim Simpson Henry Fox Gina Daugherty Chad Wilson Thomas Tony Vance Rebecca Collins Blackii Effing Whyte
There are many more which have not been listed here!
Remembering also those that have in past years took up this fight and were the leaders from the beginning!
Gatewood Galbraith – Wikipedia Galbraith supported the legalization of recreational marijuana use, arguing that the framers of the US Constitution “did not say we have a Constitutional right to possess alcohol. They said we have a Constitutional right to privacy in our homes, under which fits the possession of an extremely poisonous alcohol. Now this is the law in Kentucky today. In fact, it is these rulings that keep the Kentucky State Police from kicking down the doors of people possessing alcohol in Kentucky’s 77 ‘dry’ counties right now and hauling their butts off to jail. Now Marijuana is a demonstrably less harmful substance than alcohol and presents far less of threat to public welfare. So it also fits in a person’s right to privacy in their home. It’s beyond the police power of the state as long as I don’t sell it and it’s for my own personal use.”
Craig Lee Tony Adkins Ron Moore David Weigand Angela Gatewood Erin Grossman Vu Robin Rider-Osborne Paula Willett Cher Ford-mccullough Brian McCullough Mary Thomas-Spears Lynne Wilson Roland A. Duby Hugh Yonn Patrick Moore
Again, I have missed so many names that should be listed here!
Many people put their own lives on hold to take on Kentucky’s Cannabis battle, whether it be for medicinal, recreational or even palliative care, they all took a stand…and walked all the way to Frankfort to prove it. Not literally, of course. I hope they all had a decent ride to get there but surely there were a few old broken down cars in the parking lot as well. But by the time they all left there yesterday evening it felt as though they had literally walked those miles.
All different types of people working toward one cause – to get some kind of Cannabis reform into Kentucky!
At the end of the day, the vote for HB 166 was passed over! A very disappointing outcome for many thousands of Kentuckians who very much needed that Bill to pass!
How is it possible that legislation so favored by the citizens has not already become law? What is it about this legislation that has Kentucky’s legislators so scared that they are willing to buck the will of the majority of the citizens?
I am of course talking about the legalization of cannabis for medical uses. With 80% favorability and a multitude of benefits arising from the use of cannabis it is confounding to see the Assembly leadership refuse the will of the people and bury all cannabis bills in committee. For what purpose are they doing this? LINK
When I first started posting to blogs about medical cannabis or “repeal prohibition” it was 2003. That was 15 years ago. By the time I became affiliated with the USMjParty it was 2005 and 2010 before I really became involved in any administration of the group. I always fought for the repeal of prohibition as a whole, but most importantly for Cannabis because yes, I believe Cannabis is a medicine, but first it has to be recognized as a food or ‘herb’ that cannot be controlled by the U.N. or any Government entity! It is our unalienable right to grow and use the plants that our “Creator” put here on this planet for us! Only commerce can be controlled by our Government, according to the Constitution. Therefore what we grow on our property or consume in our homes is actually none of the Government’s business! But they MADE it their business – a long time ago.
To understand how they accomplished this takeover, you can read the “Elkhorn Manifesto” through this link. That was the beginning of the downfall of the United States as we see it today. The U.N. which was formed in 1945 with five founding members including the United States was the beginning of the NWO as we know it today. The ONDCP and the 1961 Narcotic Convention as well as the 1970 Controlled Substance Act and the DEA instituted by Nixon, as a requirement of the 1970 CSA, as per the U.N., conveniently wrapped up our lives under the control of the NWO. I wrote about this a couple of years ago and it has a lot of interesting links of information it that article.
The U.N. just issued a statement reminding all signatory Countries to be mindful of their “Treaties” regarding Marijuana.
Be mindful of the fact that it is not just Marijuana that they seek to control. Control the food and medicine and you will control the people.
We are just now seeing how one world Government will work. It is reaching into all facets of our lives, some not noticeable yet to the average person, not just whether or not Marijuana is “legal”.
All of these things together, coupled with the fact that our Legislature has their own agenda for Kentucky influences the outcome of any Cannabis legislation being passed here.
We still have a couple weeks to see what the outcome will be for the Citizens of Kentucky. Will the hard work by our dedicated Activists pay off for the Patients who are in such need in our State? We can only continue to pray and also continue calling
and make sure your voice is heard!
As well, K.C.F.C. and others are gathering in Frankfort to show support. You can follow them at this LINK.
There is a VERY good article documenting all of the Cannabis Bills in Kentucky this year at Kentucky Free Press. If you haven’t already done so I encourage you to look at it.
Sally Oh, who writes for Kentucky Free Press, was LIVE on Facebook on February 25th, explaining Medical Cannabis, States’ Rights & the Civil War and I encourage you to view that video as well.
Again, I want to thank everyone that has made an effort of any kind in Kentucky toward the repeal of Cannabis prohibition! We all basically want the same thing – our patients to be taken care of and the freedom to possess, grow and consume a plant that our Creator blessed us with!