West Virginia House Unanimously Approves Commercial Hemp Farming

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (March 28, 2017) – Today, the West Virginia House unanimously passed a bill that would significantly expand the state’s hemp licensing program, opening the door for anybody in the state to produce or process industrial hemp for commercial purposes. Final approval would set the foundation to end federal prohibition in practice.

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Arizona Bill Taking on State, Federal Asset Forfeiture Takes Another Step Forward

PHOENIX, Ariz. (March 27, 2017) – Today, an important Arizona committee passed a bill reforming the state’s asset forfeiture laws. The bill also takes on federal forfeiture programs by banning prosecutors from circumventing state laws by passing cases off to the feds in most situations.

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New York Bill Would Allow People to Opt Out of Smart Meters, Undermine Federal Program

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 27, 2017) – A bill introduced in the New York Assembly would allow customers to opt out of installing “smart meter” technology on their homes and businesses. Passage of this bill would allow New Yorkers to protect their own privacy, and it would take a step toward blocking a federal program in effect.

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Permission Not Required: 2nd Constitutional Carry Bill Introduced in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (March 27, 2017) – A second so-called “Constitutional Carry” bill that would make it legal for most North Carolinians to carry a firearm without a license, and foster an environment hostile to federal gun control, has been filed in the North Carolina House.

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