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  • ShereeKrider 7:27 pm on March 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: ballot initiative, , , governor beshear, , , , , organization, , senate,   

    Action Alert: Legalize Medical Marijuana in Kentucky 


     

     

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    SENATE BILL 129

    The Gatewood Galbraith Memorial Medical Marijuana Act

    Legalize Medical Marijuana in Kentucky

    · Changes Marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule II

    · Allows qualified patients to possess 5 ounces and to grow 5 plants

    · Requires State Pharmacy board to set up rules for distribution

    · Allows Physicians to prescribe without penalty

     

    What to do

    1) Find and Email your State Senator at http://www.lrc.ky.gov

    Example: Dear Senator _______, I’m writing you today to ask you to support Senate Bill 129, The Gatewood Galbraith Memorial Medical Marijuana Act. Marijuana is clearly not a dangerous drug and it definitely has Medical value. Kentucky doctors and patients should decide appropriate medical care, not Washington Bureaucrats . Sixteen other states have passed similar legislation and I believe that Kentucky should join those states and protect citizens with illnesses from legal sanctions. Our veterans returning from war especially deserve access to marijuana for the physical and emotional trauma they’ve suffered. It’s the Christian thing to do! Note: Personalize your email and include examples of people who are in need.

    2) Follow up with a call to the Legislature Message line @ 1 (800) 372-7181

    You can also call your State Senator directly. Their contact Information is available on their webpage on the lrc website. You can use the above example, but be sure to personalize your call and include examples of people you know who have a medical need. Ask them to co-sponsor the legislation.

    3) Repeat the above two steps with your State Representative

    You have both a State Senator and a State Representative. This is a Senate bill. Ask your representative to write and sponsor a companion bill for the House of Representatives.

    4) Make an appointment to meet them in Frankfort to discuss the bill

    They are your voice in government. They can’t refuse to meet with you. If you have the courage to speak to them in person, be sure to dress and conduct yourself professionally. You will probably only get 15 minutes with them, so be prepared and bring this flyer or some other document that supports your position. You will enjoy the trip to Frankfort, it’s a beautiful place.

    5) Copy this Flyer and share/post it everywhere!!!

    Send a quick email to legalsmile2012@gmail.com so that I can get information to you rapidly. We will have to act quickly when the bill goes before committee. Please let me know your story and if you wish to testify before the committee (anyone can). It’s your government!!!

    LINKS:

    SB129 Ky Legislature

    The Gatewood Galbraith Medical Marijuana Act of 2012

    Kentucky Medical Marijuana/Cannabis Act

    The White House – Resources

     
  • ShereeKrider 3:30 am on March 18, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , , perry clark, , senate   

    Mitch McConnell’s Marijuana Comments Prove He’s A Reefer Madness Fool 


    Mitch McConnell Thinks Marijuana Causes Death
    I just read a media report that exemplifies the stupidity that permeates the halls of Washington D.C

    .  The Huffington Post has a story out today talking about how Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) told a constituent via letter that he doesn’t support the idea of marijuana legalization because marijuana can lead to death.

    There was a copy of the Mitch McConnell letter posted to grasscity.com by the constituent, which stated, “Hi Blades, got a letter back from Mitch McConnell about legalizing marijuana. I’ll let the letter speak for itself. WOWZA.”  Below is the letter:

    mitch mcconnell anti-mariuana letter

    What an idiot right?  Did Mitch McConnell actually think that this was a sufficient answer?  When are we going to see a reefer madness politician admit the truth – they make more money opposing marijuana legalization than they do supporting it, so they will never support marijuana legalization as long as that’s the case.  While I think that’s almost as ridiculous as the response Mitch McConnell gave, it would be a breathe of fresh air compared to the constantly BS that they always say.

    Let’s analyze what Mitch McConnell wrote.  The second paragraph states, “I have serious concerns about proposals to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes.  First, synthetic tetrahydrocannabinol, the primary ingredient in marijuana, is currently available in pill for for the treatment of HIV wasting syndrome and other illnesses.”

    You cant fix stupid

    Politicians who are too lazy to educate themselves on the deficiencies of Marinol should be banned from talking about it, because it is a danger to society.  What if people actually believed Marinol was the end all of medical marijuana, and relied solely on it to provide the benefits that raw cannabis provides?  They would be putting themselves in harms way, as Marinol is not the same thing as real marijuana.  Below is stellar information that proves why Marinol is not as good as real marijuana:

    Introduction

    Marinol1 (dronabinol) is the only US FDA-approved synthetic cannabinoid. It is often marketed as a legal pharmaceutical alternative to natural cannabis.

    Marinol is manufactured as a gelatin capsule containing synthetic delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in sesame oil. It is taken orally and is available in 2.5mg, 5mg and/or 10mg dosages. Marinol may be prescribed for the treatment of cachexia (weight loss) in patients with AIDS and for the treatment of nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy in patients who have failed to respond adequately to conventional antiemetic treatments.

    Despite FDA approval2, Marinol typically provides only limited relief to select patients, particularly when compared to natural cannabis and its cannabinoids. Marinol should remain a legal option for patients and physicians; however, federal and state laws should be amended to allow for those patients who are unresponsive to synthetic THC the ability to use natural cannabis and its cannabinoids as a medical therapy without fear of arrest and/or criminal prosecution. By prohibiting the possession and use of natural cannabis and its cannabinoids, patients are unnecessarily restricted to use a synthetic substitute that lacks much of the therapeutic efficacy of natural cannabis.

    Marinol Lacks Several of the Therapeutic Compounds Available in Natural Cannabis

    CONTINUE READING…

     
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