PROVIDENCE, R.I. (June 20, 2015) – By a 59-11 vote on Thursday, the Rhode Island state House passed a bill that would authorize and regulate the growth and production of industrial hemp, effectively nullifying in practice the federal prohibition on the same.Details
New Law: Connecticut Bill Authorizes Hemp Farming in Direct Defiance to Federal Prohibition on the Same
HARTFORD, Conn. (June 18, 2015) On Tuesday, a bill that would remove the ban on industrial hemp farming in the state, setting the stage to effectively nullify in practice the federal prohibition on the same, became law without a signature from the Governor.Details
Earlier today, a conservative told us we’d likely “lose a significant following” because of our view that the federal government doesn’t have the constitutional authority to ban hemp farming. Without getting into the absurdity of his view (he said it was a national security issue) – I want to make this clear: WE AREN’T TRYING TO…Details
No, the NSA is NOT being investigated for hacking into computers around the world.
A sports team is being investigated for accessing the computers of another sports team.
Veto Override: Maine Legislature Rejects Governor, Approves Bill to Allow Hemp Farming Despite Federal Ban
AUGUSTA, Maine (June 16, 2015) – Today, the Maine state Senate joined the House and voted to override Gov. LePage’s veto of a bill to authorize hemp farming in the state without gaining any federal permission.Details
Signed by the Governor: Texas Law Establishes Bullion Depository, Helps Facilitate Transactions in Gold and Silver
AUSTIN, Tex. (June 12, 2015) – Today, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill establishing the nation’s first state-level gold depository, an important first step towards gold and silver as commonly-used legal tender in the state.Details
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (June 5, 2015) – Today, after a lengthy debate, the Florida state House soundly rejected a measure to expand Medicaid under Obamacare, an important piece of a multi-step strategy to “pull the rug out from under” the federal act.Details
HARTFORD, Conn. (June 3, 2015) On Monday, the Connecticut state House approved a bill today that would remove the ban on industrial hemp in the state, setting the state to effectively nullify in practice the federal prohibition on the same.Details
To the Governor’s Desk: Texas Bill Establishes Bullion Depository, Helps Facilitate Transactions in Gold and Silver
AUSTIN, Tex. (May 31, 2015) – With just hours remaining before final deadlines in the 84th legislative session today, the Texas state House gave final approval to a bill that represents a first step towards gold and silver as commonly-used legal tender in the state.Details