AUGUSTA, Maine (June 21, 2015) A Maine bill that would drastically restrict the use of drones by state and local law enforcement and serve to thwart one aspect of the federal surveillance state was approved by the full legislature last week. It will now go to the Gov. LePage’s desk where he can sign it into law.Details
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
Rhode Island House Approves Right to Try Act to Protect Terminal Patients from some FDA Restrictions
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (June 20, 2015) – This week, the Rhode Island state House unanimously approved a bill that would effectively nullify in practice certain Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that prevent terminally ill patients from accessing experimental treatments. The vote was 72-0.Details
When we talk about the “supremacy clause” in the Constitution, we generally think of it in terms of establishing the supremacy of the federal government.
It does that.
But have you ever stopped to consider that the “supremacy clause” also declares the supremacy of the states and the people?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
AUGUSTA, Maine (June 17, 2015) – The Maine Senate rejected a bill that would have expanded upon the state’s current medical marijuana program and further nullified in practice the unconstitutional federal program on the same.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.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (June 17, 2015) – By a 14-2 vote yesterday, an important House committee passed a bill that would authorize and regulate the growth and production of industrial hemp, effectively nullifying federal prohibition of the plant in practice.Details
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