Missouri Committee Passes Bill to Legalize Some Commercial Hemp Farming Despite Federal Ban

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (March 8, 2017) –  On Monday, a second Missouri House committee passed a bill that would remove industrial hemp from the state’s list of controlled substances and create a program for the licensing and regulation of hemp growers and handlers. Passage into law would set the foundation to nullify the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the same, in practice.

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New Hampshire House Passes Bill to Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying

CONCORD, N.H. (Mar. 8, 2017) – Today, the New Hampshire House passed a bill that would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. The proposed law would not only protect privacy in New Hampshire, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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Arizona Committee Passes Bill to Treat Gold and Silver as Money, Remove Capital Gains Taxes

PHOENIX, Ariz. (Mar. 8, 2017) – Today, an Arizona Senate Committee passed a bill that would eliminate state capital gains taxes on gold and silver specie, and encourage its use as currency. Final approval of the legislation would help undermine the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money.

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