US News reports that two initiative campaigns are underway in Oklahoma to legalize marijuana for both medical and recreational uses. If either passes, it will add to the swelling movement to nullify unconstitutional federal laws prohibiting marijuana.Details
On January 16th, A1164 was introduced in the New Jersey Assembly. The legislation will require law enforcement entities to obtain a warrant prior to using unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) in New Jersey.Details
According to two polls, Alaskans favor nullifying the federal prohibition of marijuana and legalizing it for recreational use within the state.
And they will soon have the opportunity to do just that. The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana in Alaska will be on the ballot later this yearDetails
On March 23, the Maryland Senate passed a bill to prohibit the state from obtaining warrantless location data, but included amended language which severely limits its scope and allows continued NSA data sharing with state and local law enforcement.Details
A bill proposed in the Kentucky House would essentially bar any state cooperation with implementation of Obamacare.Details
The proposed South Carolina law simply ignores the federal prohibition and opens the door to hemp cultivation in South Carolina. It would allow the state to develop in intrastate market and poise it to lead the way if Washington opens up the interstate market.Details
With 21 states nullifying federal marijuana laws, it’s become clear that nullification works.
As Judge Andrew Napolitano has said, the federal government doesn’t have the resources to enforce all of its laws and edicts if the states simple refuse to comply or assist.
New Jersey passed medical marijuana back in 2010. On Oct. 28, Compassionate Care Foundation opened New Jersey’s second dispensary in Egg Harbor Township. The first dispensary opened in Montclair last December.Details
I have often found myself wearing a few different hats when it comes to politics. My personal views are libertarian in nature. I really do believe in both the non-aggression principle and in property rights. I also support the Constitution even when there are aspects of it which are anti-libertarian. The term “Tenther” also applies to me as well.
Remember, the Constitution doesn’t grant us our rights, but acknowledges the natural rights we have which predates it. There are also instances where the Constitution does legally violate our rights. I would argue that the eminent domain clause of the Constitution is such a case. The government shouldn’t be able to force me off my land unless I am willing to sell it. Some will argue that sometimes public need justifies it. Well, I would suggest reviewing the Kelo v. City of New London case in which transferred land from individuals to another private group. This shows how granting power to a government entity will eventually abuse the said power.Details
On Oct. 31, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans reversed much of Judge Lee Yeakel’s ruling blocking sections of a tough Texas abortion law.
This will now allow many of the provisions of the Texas Abortion Law to go into effect immediately.
The appellate judges ruled that the restrictions on doctors can take effect while the lawsuit challenging the law moves forward, according to the Associated Press.