marijuana http://wkms.org en Kentucky Law Enforcement Reacts To Illinois Marijuana Law http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-law-enforcement-reacts-illinois-marijuana-law <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois' legalization of medicinal marijuana takes effect January&nbsp;</span>1st<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and sets up a 4-year pilot program for state-run dispensaries and cultivation centers.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">While Illinois is predicted to enact some of the strictest regulations in the nation, law enforcement officials and prosecutors from neighboring states worry about transport of the drug over state lines.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 19:26:06 +0000 Rob Canning 33712 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Law Enforcement Reacts To Illinois Marijuana Law Poll Shows Major Support for Medical Marijuana in Kentucky http://wkms.org/post/poll-shows-major-support-medical-marijuana-kentucky <p></p><p>A new poll shows 78 percent of Kentuckians support the legalization of medical marijuana, while others would be fine with widespread legalization.</p><p>The Kentucky Health Issues Poll has conducted polling on a wide array of issues for the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky over the past few months, from a statewide smoking ban to health insurance coverage.</p><p> Mon, 13 May 2013 17:06:51 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 31624 at http://wkms.org Poll Shows Major Support for Medical Marijuana in Kentucky Kentucky State Police Not OK with Legalized Pot http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-state-police-not-ok-legalized-pot <p></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">This month, voters in Colorado and Washington elected to legalize marijuana in their states.&nbsp;And this week, the superintendent of the Indiana State Police <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-state-police-chief-legalize-and-tax-pot" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(12,76,162);text-decoration:initial" target="_blank">told</a>&nbsp;<a href="http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-state-police-chief-legalize-and-tax-pot" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(12,76,162);text-decoration:initial" target="_blank">his state’s lawmakers</a>&nbsp;that he supports legalizing and regulating marijuana.</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">The traditionally hard-line stance American officials have held against marijuana is relaxing in some places -- but don't expect Kentucky law enforcement to follow along. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 18:36:06 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 25018 at http://wkms.org Kentucky State Police Not OK with Legalized Pot In-Home Pot Grower Pleads Guilty in Federal Court http://wkms.org/post/home-pot-grower-pleads-guilty-federal-court <p></p> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 15:32:02 +0000 Dave Shinall & The Associated Press 24845 at http://wkms.org In-Home Pot Grower Pleads Guilty in Federal Court 14 Arrested in Calloway on Drug Charges http://wkms.org/post/14-arrested-calloway-drug-charges <p>Kentucky State Police arrested 14 Calloway Countians early this morning in a county-wide drug sweep. The arrests followed eight months of investigation into illegal drug trafficking in and around Murray. KSP Troop Jay Thomas says charges included drug trafficking and possession of marijuana, crack cocaine, and meth. Fri, 21 Sep 2012 18:17:22 +0000 Angela Hatton 22384 at http://wkms.org 14 Arrested in Calloway on Drug Charges 225 Marijuana Plants Eradicated in Trigg Co. http://wkms.org/post/225-marijuana-plants-eradicated-trigg-co <p>The Kentucky State Police are looking for suspects following a large marijuana plant bust in Trigg County. KSP Public Information Officer Jay Thomas says troopers eradicated 225 marijuana plants in the Rockcastle community. Thomas puts the plant’s street value at $225,000. Wed, 05 Sep 2012 20:50:56 +0000 Angela Hatton 21752 at http://wkms.org 225 Marijuana Plants Eradicated in Trigg Co. the morning cram [vets do it to win edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-vets-do-it-win-edition <p><strong>Today on NPR: </strong></p><p>U.S. and British Veterans are <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/08/30/160247220/doing-it-to-win-veterans-raise-bar-at-paralympics">raising the bar</a> at this year's Paralympic Games.</p><p></p><p><strong>In Kentucky: </strong></p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 13:17:15 +0000 Todd Hatton 21495 at http://wkms.org the morning cram [vets do it to win edition] Marshall Co Marijuana Arrest http://wkms.org/post/marshall-co-marijuana-arrest <p>A Benton man is in custody following a state police Marijuana Strike Force operation in Marshall County earlier this week.&nbsp; Troopers observed 49-year-old Ronald Ledbetter attempting to remove marijuana plants from a rural plot and recovered 49 plants with a street value of 49 thousand dollars. &nbsp;Ledbetter was arrested and charged with marijuana cultivation and possession, along with tampering with physical evidence.&nbsp; Ledbetter is being held in the Marshall County Jail.&nbsp;&nbsp; KSP Post 1 spokesman Trooper Jay Thomas reports an investigation is ongoing.</p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 12:11:33 +0000 Todd Hatton 21490 at http://wkms.org Marshall Co Marijuana Arrest KSP Step Up Anti-Marijuana Efforts http://wkms.org/post/ksp-step-anti-marijuana-efforts <p>Kentucky State Police troopers will step up their annual marijuana eradication efforts this week, searching from helicopters and on the ground for hidden crops. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 12:44:41 +0000 AP 19007 at http://wkms.org KSP Step Up Anti-Marijuana Efforts Afternoon Round-Up 7/5/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-7512 <p><strong>Today on NPR:</strong> <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/07/04/156219412/medical-marijuana-use-sprouting-in-israel">Medical Marijuana Use Sprouting In Israel</a></p><p><strong>Substances [con&#39;t]:</strong></p><p>Kentucky&rsquo;s <a href="http://wkms.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/bourbon-sales">bourbon production</a> has increased 115% over the past 13 years.</p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 20:36:29 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 18827 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 7/5/12