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  • ShereeKrider 7:48 pm on March 8, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , HB 166, , Justin Lewandoski, KCFC, , Medical Cannabis Act, SB 118, ,   

    March 7, 2018 Today In Frankfort; Praying for HB 166 ! 


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    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,

    “Thank-You”

    to ALL of the people who took a stand this year in Kentucky!

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    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!

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    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.”[10]

    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

    1-800-372-7181

    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.

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    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!

    God Bless!

    ShereeKrider

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  • ShereeKrider 9:33 pm on June 22, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: AstraZeneca, Medical Cannabis Act, Merck, Pennsylvania, , Pfizer, Rep Matt Baker Pennsylvania Traitor, Rep. Matt Baker, Rich Alloway, Sen. Mike Folmer, Senate Bill 3   

    Big pharma backs both sides in Pennsylvania marijuana debate 


    Written by Mark Walters, Evening Sun | Jun 22, 2015 1:15 PM

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    The Medical Cannabis Act, Senate Bill 3, was referred to the Health Committee last month. Introduced in January by Sen. Mike Folmer, R-Lebanon County, the bill cleared the Senate by a 40-7 vote last month.

    (Harrisburg) — A Pennsylvania representative who has said he won’t bring a medical marijuana bill up for a vote has become a target of marijuana activists on social media who say his opposition is being purchased by pharmaceutical companies.

    But state Rep. Matt Baker, R-Tioga County, who chairs the House Health Committee, said in an email that he has never spoken with a pharmaceutical company about marijuana.

    The Medical Cannabis Act, Senate Bill 3, was referred to the Health Committee last month. Introduced in January by Sen. Mike Folmer, R-Lebanon County, the bill cleared the Senate by a 40-7 vote last month.

    Baker’s campaign received $3,000 from political action committees for pharmaceutical companies Pfizer, Merck and AstraZeneca in 2014. In 2012, AstraZeneca gave Baker’s campaign $5,000. The same committees, however, paid collectively more money to state lawmakers who voted for S.B. 3, according to the committees’ online reports.

    A Facebook group called "Rep Matt Baker Pennsylvania Traitor" had 943 likes as of June 18 and contains Internet memes that lambast the politician for receiving money from pharmaceutical companies and their political action committees.

    "This page is about raising awareness about PA Rep Matt Baker, his ties to the pharmaceutical companies that pay for his campaigns, who he answers to," according to the group. One post by the group states that Baker received nearly $23,000 from one company in one year.

    Questions surrounding his stance on medical marijuana being purchased are false accusations and a propaganda tactic of radical marijuana activists, Baker wrote in his email.

    "I have always opposed legalizing marijuana as it is a federally-scheduled illegal drug as defined by federal law that has no medical value," said Baker, who has served in the House since 1993.

    Friends of Rich Alloway, a campaign group for Sen. Rich Alloway, R-Chambersburg, received $1,500 from Merck in 2014, according to the committee’s website. Alloway voted in favor of S.B. 3.

    "Candidates for public office receive contributions from political action committees and individuals for a variety of reasons," Alloway wrote in an email. "I believe that those who choose to donate to my campaign do so because they believe in me and the principles that I fight for in Harrisburg."

    When a person or group finds themselves disagreeing with a legislator’s position, they look for justification, Alloway explained in his email. That search, he said, can result in accusing a donor of influencing the legislator’s decision, even though the legislator may simply disagree with a constituent on a particular issue.

    Sen. Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery County, said he has never felt Baker was bought by the pharmaceutical industry. While he thinks it is misguided, Leach said he believes Baker’s opposition to medical marijuana is sincere.

    Leach, who voted for S.B. 3, received $250 from Pfizer in 2014. The pharmaceutical company gave $1,000 to Baker last year, while also paying nearly $9,000 to senators who voted in favor of S.B. 3.

    Contact Mark Walters at 717-771-2032.

    Medical marijuana opponent receives threats at Capitol office

    In addition to social media attacks, state Rep. Matt Baker, R-Tioga County, has also become the subject of threats as a result of his opposition to medical marijuana legislation in the committee he chairs.

    One uniformed officer had to be present in Baker’s office at the Capitol’s Ryan Building on June 1 during a scheduled medical marijuana rally, said Troy Thompson, a spokesman for the state’s Department of General Services, which oversees the Capitol Police.

    Capitol Police received a call from someone who works in Baker’s office, expressing safety concerns, said Thompson, who was not able to provide further details on the threat. A secretary at Baker’s Harrisburg office could not comment on the threat, deferring to Baker.

    Baker said he receives daily phone calls and emails expressing animus and vitriol over his opposition to legalizing marijuana. Verbal and written threats are being closely examined as well as occasional efforts by some that he said could be viewed as harassment and stalking.

    Public policy should have a respectful level of communication and civility, Baker said.

    "Attempts to bully and intimidate anyone in public service that has ideological differences of opinion only creates a disservice to the bedrock principles of democracy, good government and the spirit of civility," Baker wrote in his email.

    Contact Mark Walters at 717-771-2032.

    About the political contributions

    Pfizer’s political action committee paid $2.67 million to state and federal candidates nationwide from January 2013 to December 2014.

    "We contribute to politicians on both sides of the aisle who deal with decisions important to our company, including innovation and access to medicines. We support government officials and candidates who work toward preserving and furthering innovation and expanding access to medicines; those are the two guiding principles for us in considering political donations."

    — Sharon Castillo, media relations for Pfizer

    Merck paid $103,250 to state and federal political campaigns in Pennsylvania in 2014, according to its political contributions report.

    Merck is committed to participating constructively and responsibly in the political process, which includes providing support through the nonpartisan Merck political action committee (PAC). The PAC supports legislators from both major parties who understand and appreciate the work we do to discover and develop medicines and to make them available to the patients who need them.

    — Lainie Keller, director of Merck’s global communications

    Political contributions by candidates’ votes on Pennsylvania’s Medical Cannabis Act

    Pfizer contributions to Senators from Jan. 2013 to Dec. 2014

    Yeas

    Sen. Jacob Corman, R, $2,000

    Sen. Jay Costa, D, $1,000

    Sen. Andrew Dinniman, D, $1,850

    Sen. Vincent Hughes, D, $1,000

    Sen. Shirley Kitchen, D, $500

    Sen. Daylin Leach, D, $250

    Sen. Robert Mensch, R, $1,000

    Sen. Dominic Pileggi, R, $2,000

    Sen. John Rafferty, R $1,000

    Sen. Joseph Scarnati, R, $2,000

    Sen. Matthew Smith, D, $1,000

    Sen. Kim Ward, R, $1,000

    Sen. Donald White, R, $1,000

    Sen. Rob Teplitz, D, $250

    Nays

    Sen. Patricia Vance, R, $1,000

    Sen. Scott Hutchinson, R, $250

    No vote

    Sen. Stewart Greenleaf, R, $500

    Pfizer gave $1,000 to Rep. Matt Baker in 2014

    Merck contributions to pa Senators Jan. to Dec. 2014

    Yeas

    Costa for State Senate $1,000

    Friends of Andy Dinniman $1,500

    Citizens for Hughes $1,650

    Friends of Bob Mensch Committee $1,500

    Friends of Chuck McIlhinney $1,000

    Friends of Dominic Pileggi $5,000

    Friends of Rich Alloway $1,500

    Friends of Jake Corman $1,500

    Friends of Don White $1,200

    Friends of John Gordner $1,500

    Rafferty for Senate $1,500

    Tomlinson for State Senate $1,000

    Nays

    Elisabeth Baker for Senate $1,000

    Voters to Elect Vance $2,500

    No vote

    Citizens for Browne $500

    Citizens for Greenleaf $1,000

    Merck gave Citizens to Elect Matt Baker $1,500 in 2014

    AstraZeneca contributions to Senators for 2012

    Yeas

    Friends of Chuck McIlhinney $2,000

    Jay Costa Jr. for State Senate $2,000

    Friends of Jake Corman $3,000

    Friends of Joseph Scarnati $5,000

    Friends of Dominic Pileggi $5,000

    Nays

    Voters to Elect Patricia Vance $3,000

    AstraZeneca gave $3,000 to People to Elect Matt Baker in 2012

    More…

    Medical marijuana: Treatment, oil could reduce kids’ epileptic seizures, but it remains illegal in Pa.

    Medical marijuana bill clears Pa. Senate

    Gov. Tom Wolf meets with parents who want medical marijuana legalized for their kids

    Montel Williams lobbying for medical marijuana in Pennsylvania


    This article comes to us through a partnership between the Evening Sun and WITF.

    CONTINUE READING…

     
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