Kentucky Speaker of the House Kills Hemp Legalization Bill

In another example of an out-of-touch, power-hungry politician ignoring common-sense, as well as his constituency, Kentucky’s Speaker of the House Greg Stumbo made a public announcement today that Senate Bill 50, to legalize hemp, will not be getting a full House vote this session.

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Kentucky Speaker of the House Greg Stumbo.

This news comes just days after Kentucky’s Senate approved the measure by a vote of 31-6; the measure passed its initial committee, the Senate Committee on Agriculture, unanimously.

Showing even further cowardice, Stumbo didn’t even oppose the measure getting a vote on his own accord, but instead tried to use the excuse that there “isn’t enough time”. A spokeswoman for Republican Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, who pushed the bill, told Kentucky.com that this is “hypocritical” , noting that legislation is routinely taken from the Rules Committee and placed on the House’s daily agenda, known as the “Orders of the Day”.

We strongly encourage those in Kentucky to contact Stumbo – potentially multiple times – letting him know exactly how ridiculous it is for him to not allow a vote on this measure. Point out that 65% in the state support legal hemp, and that you won’t stand for such a clear overuse of power.

Stumbo could of easily done what Senate President Robert Stivers did, which was allow a full vote, even though he doesn’t support the measure himself.

You can find contact info for Greg Stumbo below. Make use of it Kentuckians (and take note that Stumbo is up for reelection next year)!

Frankfort Office: Room 303 Capitol Annex, Kentucky 40601
Phone: (502) 564-2363

Prestonsburg Office: 108 Kassidy Drive Prestonsburg, Kentucky 41653
Phone: (606) 886-9953

– TheJointBlog

 

3 comments

  1. I dont even see how this man can leave his house. My mother has breast cancer and medical marijuana could save her life. But oh no there is this fuck. But Im really a minority compared to the rest of the population. But this infuriates more than anything almost ever has ever…And I am only one man. They will all run and hide when this McCullough gets pissed…So you think he might make another term hu lol…Like I said I am only one man and Im sure there are a lot more folks that feel as strong or stronger than I do about this this elevates this matter more and more to almost riot proportions…He should really watch his ass now…If anyone would like to pay him a vist and talk with him man to man you probably can find him around the masonic lodge on a meeting night…

    • Doug Mathews on March 11, 2013 at 2:33 pm
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    THIS GUY IS A JERKOFF LIKE MOST POLITICIANS!
    CAN’T SEE PASS THE NOSE ON HIS FACE AND HE LOOKS LIKE HE’S PISSED OFF AT THE WORLD.

    THERE SHOULD BE OPEN SEASON ON POLITICIANS LIKE THIS MAN!

    HOPE ALL OF YOU IN KENTUCKY WILL VOTE THIS ASS HOLE OUT ON THE NEXT ELECTION!
    HE DOES NOT HAVE THE PEOPLES BEST INTEREST AT HAND!!!!

  2. To think that Gatewood Gailbraith used to brag on you being a good guy who is on our side….Your an Damn IDIOT! Kiss your political career GOODBY. Keep Kentucky in the POOR house while you eat steak for breakfast on our dime.

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