Gatewood Galbraith

Activists against the prohibition of marijuana are dedicating an annual global rally to the late Gatewood Galbraith, a fixture of Kentucky politics who advocated for legalizing the drug.

The Global Marijuana March began in 1999 and is held in hundreds of cities and dozens of countries with a number of pro-cannabis related events, marches and meetings advocating that lawmakers lift the ban on the drug. Participants celebrate cannabis culture while discussing it as a personal lifestyle choice to users and non-users.

For decades, Galbraith was a colorful and perennial candidate who pushed for marijuana legalization. The Lexington lawyer claimed the drug cured his asthma and told WFPL during his 2011 gubernatorial bid that he still smoked cannabis on occasion.

Galbraith died in January due to complications from chronic emphysema.

The rally is planned for May 5.

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Independents, Third Party Candidates Mull Galbraith Legacy

by admin January 6, 2012

Kentucky independents and third party advocates are reflecting on the death of perennial candidate Gatewood Galbraith, who brought attention to candidates outside the two main political parties. Since the early 1980s, Galbraith has been seeking public office and has run for governor, attorney general and agriculture commissioner. He ran several times as a Democrat, but […]

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Gatewood Galbraith: 1947-2012

by Gabe Bullard January 4, 2012

One of the most colorful figures in Kentucky politics has died. Gatewood Galbraith was 64 years old. He died overnight Tuesday in Lexington from complications related to emphysema. Over decades, Galbraith frequently sought various political offices. He ran for governor five times, most recently as an independent. His platform routinely centered around libertarian and progressive […]

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Kentucky Legislative Chambers Hold Moment of Silence for Galbraith

by Kenny Colston January 4, 2012

Lexington native and frequent political candidate Gatewood Galbraith never held elected office, despite his multiple attempts at landing jobs in Kentucky’s Capitol. But today, legislators in both chambers took a moment to remember Galbraith, the so-called pernennial candidate to Kentucky’s pernennial problems. Galbraith passed away last night from complications related to emphysema. Both the House […]

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Beshear Reacts to Galbraith Death

by admin January 4, 2012

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear praised perennial candidate Gatewood Galbraith as an outspoken advocate following the announcement of the Lexington attorney’s death. During the 2011 gubernatorial campaign, Galbraith challenged Behsear on several issues and called the governor’s Fancy Farm speech the worst in the picnic’s history. The governor shared his condolences and said Galbraith will be […]

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Former Gubernatorial Candidate Gatewood Galbraith Dies

by Gabe Bullard January 4, 2012

Lexington attorney Gatewood Galbraith, a perennial candidate in Kentucky politics for decades died late yesterday. Galbraith was 64. His death was made public on Facebook by his former running mate Dea Riley. The cause of death has not yet been released, but LEX 18 is reporting the Fayette County coroner said Galbraith had been dealing […]

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Awaiting Results in Lexington, Galbraith Touts Honesty, Good Ideas

by admin November 8, 2011

by Stu Johnson, Kentucky Public Radio Independent gubernatorial candidate Gatewood Galbraith and his supporters are gathering at the Crown Plaza in his hometown of Lexington. Galbraith has run for governor several times and he says if this is not his night, it will be somebody’s else’s turn to take on the two major political parties. […]

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Candidates Again Clash on Economy in Final Gubernatorial Debate

by admin November 1, 2011

by Stu Johnson, Kentucky Public Radio The economy dominated an often contentious gubernatorial debate hosted last night by Kentucky Educational Television. It was the second time all three candidates appeared together in a forum. Incumbent Democrat Steve Beshear has declined to attend several other debates. As he has previously, the governor repeated that, thanks to […]

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Candidates for Governor Debate Tonight on KET

by Gabe Bullard October 31, 2011

For the last time, the candidates for governor of Kentucky will meet for a televised debate today. Democratic incumbent Steve Beshear has taken criticism for not showing up to debates and forums. He’ll appear on Kentucky Tonight with Republican challenger David Williams and independent Gatewood Galbraith. Galbraith and Williams met last month on KET for […]

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Non-Partisan Group Says Gubernatorial Candidates Lack Courage

by Gabe Bullard October 13, 2011

All three candidates for governor of Kentucky have failed to turn in a survey put out by the non-partisan group Project Vote Smart. The Political Courage Test quizzes candidates on a variety of issues, including abortion, education and taxes. To encourage participation, candidates are not allowed to use the results of the survey in campaign ads. […]

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