New Jersey Legislation Would Nullify Federal Hemp Ban

A bill introduced in the New Jersey State Assembly would legalize hemp farming and production, effectively nullifying a federal prohibition on the same.

A2719 was introduced on Feb. 24 by Rep. Reed Gusciora (D-15). The bill allows for a state-regulated market to develop in New Jersey that would essentially nullify the decades-long federal ban on industrial hemp within the state.


Connecticut State House Introduces Bill to Nullify Drones

The Connecticut state house is considering a bill which would severely restrict the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) within the state.

House Bill 5217 (HB5217) criminalizes the weaponization of drones and prevents government from using them unless a proper warrant is issued, except for certain emergency situations that are specified in the bill.


New Hampshire house passes bill to ban use of warrantless data

CONCORD, N.H., March 6, 2014 – Yesterday, the New Hampshire house passed a bill to thwart some of the actions of the growing surveillance state. House Bill 1533 (HB1533), which bans the use of any information obtained from a “portable electronic device” such as mobile phone in “a criminal, civil, administrative, or other proceeding,” passed by a voice vote and now moves on to the senate for further consideration.