New Hampshire Committee Approves Bill to Curb “Policing for Profit” via Asset Forfeiture, Federal Loophole Remains

CONCORD, NH (Nov. 17) – Last week, a New Hampshire House committee passed a bill to reform and restrict civil asset forfeiture. But remaining in the bill is a loophole that would allow law enforcement to work with the feds to skirt more stringent state laws.

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Massachusetts Bill to Facilitate the Production and Distribution of Raw Milk Receives Committee Hearing

BOSTON (Nov. 11, 2015) – Last month, a Massachusetts committee held a hearing to consider a bill that would expand consumer access to raw milk in the state. Passage would also strengthen the foundation to nullify in practice federal goals to fully ban this natural dairy product nationwide.

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Oklahoma Bill Would Curb “Policing for Profit” via Asset Forfeiture, Federal Loophole Remains

OKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 6, 2015) – A bill up for consideration when the Oklahoma state legislature returns from recess in Feb. 2016 would reform asset forfeiture laws by prohibiting the state from taking property without a criminal conviction. But it leaves open a big loophole that would allow the practice to continue under federal forfeiture programs.

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Florida Bills Would Legalize Medical Marijuana for Terminal Patients, Defy Federal Ban

TALLAHASSEE, FL. (Oct 23, 2015) – Two bills recently filed in the Florida legislature would allow terminally ill patients access to medicinal marijuana, further nullifying in effect federal prohibition of cannabis. The legislation expands on a recently passed “right to try” law that effectively nullifies in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that prevent terminally-ill patients from accessing experimental treatments.

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