Maryland House Committee Passes Bill To Legalize Industrial Hemp, Nullify Federal Ban, with a 18-2 Vote

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Mar 16, 2015) – Today, a Maryland state House committee approved a bill this week authorizing people to plant, grow, harvest, possess, process, sell, or buy industrial hemp in the state, effectively nullifying the federal prohibition on the same. The vote was 18-2.

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Arizona House Passes Bill to take on Unilateral EPA Rules over Intrastate Waters

PHOENIX (Mar. 16, 2015) Last week, the Arizona House passed a bill that would help block unilateral EPA rules over “nonnavigable intrastate waters or waterways.” The vote was 34-24. Introduced by State Rep. Bob Thorpe (R-6) on Feb. 9, House Bill 2055 (HB2055) reads, in part: The Governor of this state must approve and the President…

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Texas Action Alert: Help Nullify Some FDA Restrictions on Terminally-ill Patients

Texas HB438 and SB694 would nullify in practice some FDA restrictions pertaining to experimental drugs for terminally ill patients. HB438 is in the House Committee on Public Health, and SB694 is in the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services. The bills must pass through their committee assignments successfully before they can receive full votes in their respective chambers.

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