FRANKFORT, KY. — Sen. Perry Clark invoked the legacy of the late marijuana advocate Gatewood Galbraith on Thursday, announcing plans to refile legislation that would allow doctors to prescribe marijuana for medicinal purposes.
The bill, called the Gatewood Galbraith Memorial Medical Marijuana Act, would reclassify the drug as a Schedule II substance available for medical treatment under a doctor’s direction.
It also would allow patients to possess up to 5 ounces of marijuana or cultivate up to five plants for their own medicinal use.
Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., joins MSNBC’s Martin Bashir to explain why Kentucky voters may not like what Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says on health care – and why Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Il., has “anger management issues”.
Martin Bashir: "So, how would you characterize this republican response since the supreme court decision? is is it sulking? bitter, sullen? what is it?"
Rep. John Yarmuth: "Well, all of the above plus misinformed, plus a little desperate. I think what you know, you've seen it in the polls over the last few days. A slight majority of americans now support the supreme court decision and the provisions of the law because they're learning more and more about the benefits to them so I think the republicans are in a great, great deal of kind of confusion right now." [Video after the jump]
Vice President Joe Biden thinks that teachers face a "fullblown assault" thanks to people like Mitt Romney.
"I can't think of a candidate for president who's ever made such a direct assault on such an honorable profession," Biden said at the National Education Association's annual convention, in front of thousands of teachers in Washington, D.C. Tuesday morning.
Romney and Republicans, Biden asserted, want to increase the influence of private schools "and strip you of your voice because he doesn't think you know much about education, and he characterizes you as not caring about the students but caring about yourselves."
WASHINGTON -- Republicans have said repeatedly that the landmark health care reform law, upheld as constitutional by the Supreme Court last week, must be repealed and replaced. But the GOP leader in the U.S. Senate gave a surprising answer on "Fox News Sunday" when asked how Republicans would provide health care coverage to 30 million uninsured Americans.
"That is not the issue," Sen. Mitch McConnell said. "The question is how to go step by step to improve the American health care system. It is already the finest health care system in the world."
"Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace interrupted, "You don't think 30 million uninsured is an issue?" [Video after the jump]
From our Chairman
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Together, let's build a brighter future."
Louisville Metro Democratic Party.