State Sen. Perry Clark http://wfpl.org en State Senator Perry Clark Lauds Hemp, Pot Poll Results http://wfpl.org/post/state-senator-perry-clark-lauds-hemp-pot-poll-results <p>State Sen. Perry Clark, D-Louisville, is touting a <em>Courier-Journal </em>Bluegrass Poll, which shows broad support for industrial hemp and medical marijuana.</p><p>The survey finds <a href="http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20130223/PRIME01/302230034/Bluegrass-Poll-Kentucky-supports-hemp-medical-marijuana-40-want-legalize-recreational-use">65 percent of Kentuckians support hemp and 60 percent favor using the drug for prescription</a> use. Clark filed a <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/sen-clark-proposes-galbraith-marijuana-bill-again">measure dubbed the "Gatewood Galbraith Medical Marijuana Memorial Act"</a> that would move cannabis to the list of prescription drugs to treat illnesses.</p><p>Supporters rallied for the proposal earlier this year, but it faces an uphill battle in the Republican-controlled Senate.</p><p>Clark says he hopes fellow state lawmakers are paying attention to national trends and the shift in public opinion among Kentuckians.</p><p>"Clearly we’re forming a cannabis majority in this nation. You know 19 states have legalized medicinal marijuana, at least two states have gone total recreational and eight other states have passed industrial hemp," he says. "It’s time for us to think forward and realize this is not the top problem that we’re having in Kentucky."</p><p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 20:02:55 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 4192 at http://wfpl.org State Senator Perry Clark Lauds Hemp, Pot Poll Results Medical Marijuana Supporters Rally in Frankfort http://wfpl.org/post/medical-marijuana-supporters-rally-frankfort <p></p><p>FRANKFORT — Saying the push for industrial help may help their &nbsp;cause in the future, supporters of a bill establishing a comprehensive system for medical marijuana in Kentucky rallied Wednesday in the Capitol Annex.</p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 23:16:00 +0000 Rae Hodge 3851 at http://wfpl.org Medical Marijuana Supporters Rally in Frankfort Medical Marijuana Supporters to Rally Wednesday in Frankfort http://wfpl.org/post/medical-marijuana-supporters-rally-wednesday-frankfort <p>FRANKFORT —&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Advocates of legalizing marijuana for medical uses in Kentucky are rallying Wednesday afternoon &nbsp;in the Capitol Annex.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sen. Perry Clark, a Democrat of Louisville, has introduced Senate Bill 11 into the state Senate.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If passed the bill, known as the </span>Gatewood<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Galbraith Medical Marijuana Memorial Act &nbsp;would "establish a comprehensive system for medical marijuana in Kentucky."&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 14:20:03 +0000 Rae Hodge 3830 at http://wfpl.org Medical Marijuana Supporters to Rally Wednesday in Frankfort Thieneman Says He Will Deliver Records to Prove Eligibility as Soon as Possible http://wfpl.org/post/thieneman-says-he-will-deliver-records-prove-eligibility-soon-possible <p>State Senate candidate Chris Thieneman says he is an eligible resident of the 37th District, despite a lawsuit that calls his residency into question.<br> Sat, 03 Nov 2012 20:56:17 +0000 Erica Peterson 2323 at http://wfpl.org Thieneman Says He Will Deliver Records to Prove Eligibility as Soon as Possible Judge Won't Rule on Thieneman Eligibility Until After Election http://wfpl.org/post/judge-wont-rule-thieneman-eligibility-until-after-election <p>A Jefferson Circuit Court Judge will wait until after Election Day to decide whether Republican state Senate candidate Chris Thieneman is <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/lawsuit-seeks-remove-state-senate-candidate-chris-thieneman-ballot">an eligible candidate.</a></p><p>Judge Charles Cunningham Jr. issued an opinion Friday that asked for more evidence from both parties in a lawsuit alleging Thieneman is not a legal resident in the 37th Senate District, which covers part of southwest Louisville.</p><p><a href="http://www.wfpl.org/post/read-judges-opinion-and-order-thieneman-case">(Read the order here.)</a></p><p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 21:49:20 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 2317 at http://wfpl.org Judge Won't Rule on Thieneman Eligibility Until After Election Judge to Rule on Friday Whether Thieneman Can Stay on Ballot http://wfpl.org/post/judge-rule-friday-whether-thieneman-can-stay-ballot <p>A Jefferson County Circuit judge is expected to rule Friday on whether Republican state Senate candidate Chris Thieneman will be on the ballot next Tuesday.</p><p>Thieneman is challenging Democratic incumbent Perry Clark in a tight race that could give the GOP a larger majority in the chamber. Thus far, Thieneman has raised over $172,00 compared to $85,000 from Clark and observers are paying close attention.</p><p>Last week, a <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/lawsuit-seeks-remove-state-senate-candidate-chris-thieneman-ballot">Democratic activist Robert Walker filed a lawsuit against Thieneman that questioned his residency</a> in the 37<sup>th</sup> state Senate District in south Louisville.</p><p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 22:33:59 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 2296 at http://wfpl.org Judge to Rule on Friday Whether Thieneman Can Stay on Ballot Kentucky Leads Nation in Legalize Marijuana Google Searches http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-leads-nation-legalize-marijuana-google-searches <p>Kentucky leads the country in Google searches for the legalization of marijuana, according to a list of political issues put out by the technology company.</p><p>Google went through a year of online searches to find out which states look at what topics more than others. For instance, Montana led searches in gun control while Florida looked up Social Security more than any other state.</p><p>From <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2012/10/10/the-united-states-of-search-in-1-map/">The Fix</a>:</p><blockquote><p>The biggest surprise for us? Kentucky is the state where searches for legalization of marijuana are highest. Yes, Kentucky. One possible explanation: There is an <a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2012/07/05/2249360/medical-marijuana-proposal-named.html">effort to pass a law legalizing medicinal marijuana in the state</a>, which could generate some search interest.</p></blockquote><p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 16:34:28 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1960 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Leads Nation in Legalize Marijuana Google Searches