SOCIAL HARMS

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Social Harms

The Family Founndation is committed to caring for Kentucky’s families and that includes seeking their welfare.

Addictions are a plague on our Commonwealth that break apart Kentucky’s families, thus destroying the foundational cornerstone of our society.

Expanded Gambling

The Family Foundation believes that expanded gambling within the Commonwealth would be bad for Kentucky families and have a corrupting influence on our government.

Expanded gambling would target the family. Gambling does not create any new wealth, it merely makes wealth change hands. And gambling money does not come from corporations, businesses, institutions, schools, nonprofits, clubs, or civic groups; gambling money comes from Moms and Dads, and a few single people.

Businesses will lose. After their losses, parents won’t be able to afford taking the family out to eat, buying their children new clothes for school, purchasing a new refrigerator, or financing a new addition to the house.

Government will  be corrupted. With millions going into the hands of the gambling industry, they will become the greatest contributor to and most influential group in the political process. This would open the door for the will of the gambling industry to direct our legislature, rather than the will of the people.

The vulnerable will be destroyed. There will be some people whose lives will be totally destroyed – marriage-damaging financial stress, alcoholism, drug use, child neglect and abuse, spouse neglect and abuse, divorce, depression, suicide, embezzlement, imprisonment, and crime.

Medical Marijuana

The Family Foundation supports calls for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other federal agencies to expedite research into the safety and efficacy of the use of marijuana for medical purposes.

Although marijuana may have medical benefits, it needs to go through the same testing process required of other medications to ensure that the public, health professionals, and industry are protected.

A January 2017 report from teh National Academies of Sciences, Engieering, and MEdicine (NASEM) summarized the current evidence and recommended several steps to overcome regulatory barriers so that the health benefits and health risks of marijuana could be more fully understood.

A comprehensive research agenda focused on the potential benefits and adverse impacts of marijuana has not occurred and cannot occur under current federal law.

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Recent Social Harms Related Blog Posts

Gambling expansion is bad policy! – CALL!

The legislative efforts to expand gambling are now coming from some Republicans. Phone calls are the best tool to stop them. HB 175  is posted for passage in the Kentucky House. Stan Cave, attorney for The Family Foundation, who testified against HB175 (as filed)...

Cannabis must be fully researched – CALL!

House Concurrent Resolution 5 (HCR 5) calls on the FDA to properly study cannabis, just like it does all other medications. ALL of the herbs and grasses of the field, and ALL of the shrubs and trees have been given to man to use and develop for his benefit. Cannabis...

Marijuana from a Healthcare Provider Perspective

With some states legalizing “medical marijuana” and some states even legalizing “recreational marijuana,” health practitioners are having to increase their knowledge of the complications arising from marijuana use by their patients. “Medical marijuana” in these states...

Gambling expansion is bad policy! – CALL!

The legislative efforts to expand gambling are now coming from some Republicans. Phone calls are the best tool to stop them. HB 175  is posted for passage in the Kentucky House. Stan Cave, attorney for The Family Foundation, who testified against HB175 (as filed)...

Cannabis must be fully researched – CALL!

House Concurrent Resolution 5 (HCR 5) calls on the FDA to properly study cannabis, just like it does all other medications. ALL of the herbs and grasses of the field, and ALL of the shrubs and trees have been given to man to use and develop for his benefit. Cannabis...

Marijuana from a Healthcare Provider Perspective

With some states legalizing “medical marijuana” and some states even legalizing “recreational marijuana,” health practitioners are having to increase their knowledge of the complications arising from marijuana use by their patients. “Medical marijuana” in these states...

Gambling expansion is bad policy! – CALL!

The legislative efforts to expand gambling are now coming from some Republicans. Phone calls are the best tool to stop them. HB 175  is posted for passage in the Kentucky House. Stan Cave, attorney for The Family Foundation, who testified against HB175 (as filed)...

Cannabis must be fully researched – CALL!

House Concurrent Resolution 5 (HCR 5) calls on the FDA to properly study cannabis, just like it does all other medications. ALL of the herbs and grasses of the field, and ALL of the shrubs and trees have been given to man to use and develop for his benefit. Cannabis...

Marijuana from a Healthcare Provider Perspective

With some states legalizing “medical marijuana” and some states even legalizing “recreational marijuana,” health practitioners are having to increase their knowledge of the complications arising from marijuana use by their patients. “Medical marijuana” in these states...

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Older Posts

Don’t trust those who covet YOUR money

Opinion: The gambling industry weasels it’s way into the most favorable position. It’s very good at sleight-of-hand. By Martin Cothran, Senior Policy Analyst for The Family Foundation The gambling industry has made regular attempts to buy its way into Kentucky. Its...

Sports betting: Another proposed boondoggle

Opinion: Why do government officials not recognize that their duty is to the people of Kentucky, not the gambling industry lobbyists? By Martin Cothran, Senior Policy Analyst For The Family Foundation One of the state lawmakers pushing a bill to legalize sports...

Instant Racing Court Case: Still waiting . . . !

In April, the Judge said he would decide “in a few weeks”; It’s now September, the machines are still operating, and no decision. It’s more than a little frustrating . . . We’ve labored for just over eight years in the court case to determine whether these historical...

The manipulation of government

By Martin Cothran, Senior Policy Analyst for The Family Foundation If there was a legal effort to blur the lines between the three branches of government (and between the government and the governed) and that threatened the governmental system of checks and balances,...

Gambling expansion goes down . . . AGAIN!

Editor’s Note: The gambling industry has been trying to bring casino-style gambling into the state (through the legislature) for decades because of the massive volume of money to be gained (the losses of patrons). However, for the last eight years it’s tried though...

Trial of Encore gambling system held Jan. 8-11

Stan Cave, attorney for The Family Foundation, waged a one-man battle in court against as many as 13 attorneys from the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and Kentucky’s eight horse race tracks for four days during the second week of January. The next step includes...

Is one of the “entries” disqualified?

LEXINGTON, KY – As Kentuckians prepare for the Kentucky Derby, a new twist has developed in an 8-year-long court case involving wagering on historical horse races: One of the two Kentucky providers of the “historic horse racing” gambling technology is in court in...

Don’t trust those who covet YOUR money

Opinion: The gambling industry weasels it’s way into the most favorable position. It’s very good at sleight-of-hand. By Martin Cothran, Senior Policy Analyst for The Family Foundation The gambling industry has made regular attempts to buy its way into Kentucky. Its...

Sports betting: Another proposed boondoggle

Opinion: Why do government officials not recognize that their duty is to the people of Kentucky, not the gambling industry lobbyists? By Martin Cothran, Senior Policy Analyst For The Family Foundation One of the state lawmakers pushing a bill to legalize sports...

Instant Racing Court Case: Still waiting . . . !

In April, the Judge said he would decide “in a few weeks”; It’s now September, the machines are still operating, and no decision. It’s more than a little frustrating . . . We’ve labored for just over eight years in the court case to determine whether these historical...

The manipulation of government

By Martin Cothran, Senior Policy Analyst for The Family Foundation If there was a legal effort to blur the lines between the three branches of government (and between the government and the governed) and that threatened the governmental system of checks and balances,...

Gambling expansion goes down . . . AGAIN!

Editor’s Note: The gambling industry has been trying to bring casino-style gambling into the state (through the legislature) for decades because of the massive volume of money to be gained (the losses of patrons). However, for the last eight years it’s tried though...

Trial of Encore gambling system held Jan. 8-11

Stan Cave, attorney for The Family Foundation, waged a one-man battle in court against as many as 13 attorneys from the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and Kentucky’s eight horse race tracks for four days during the second week of January. The next step includes...

Is one of the “entries” disqualified?

LEXINGTON, KY – As Kentuckians prepare for the Kentucky Derby, a new twist has developed in an 8-year-long court case involving wagering on historical horse races: One of the two Kentucky providers of the “historic horse racing” gambling technology is in court in...