Massachusetts Senate Committee Passes Bill to Expand Raw Milk Sales; Set Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition Scheme

BOSTON, Mass. (May 2, 2016) – An agriculture bill that would expand raw milk sales in the state was approved by an important Senate committee last week. Passage of the bill into law would facilitate the process of nullifying the federal prohibition scheme in practice.

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Proposed Manhattan Beach License Plate Tracking System Shows Need for State Limits on ALPRs

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (May 2, 2016) – Last month, the Manhattan Beach City Council approved a measure to fund a network of automatic license plate reader (ALPR) cameras that would scan every vehicle at seven entry points into the city. State legislation could curb such intrusive use of surveillance technology.

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New Hampshire Senate Passes Bill Taking on Drone Spying; Would Also Hinder Some Federal Surveillance

CONCORD, N.H. (May 1, 2016) – Last week, the New Hampshire Senate passed a bill that would restrict the warrantless or weaponized use of drones by state and local law enforcement. The legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also help thwart the federal surveillance state.

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Rhode Island House Committee Holds Hearing on Bill to Limit Warrantless Drone Surveillance

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (April 30, 2016) – A Rhode Island bill that would restrict the use of drones by state and local law enforcement had its first committee hearing this week. The legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, but would also help thwart the federal surveillance state.

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Missouri House Kills Medical Marijuana Bill; Fight Moving to the Ballot

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Apr. 29, 2016) – A Missouri bill that would have legalized medical marijuana was voted down by the Missouri House of Representatives last week. Had the bill been signed into law, it would have set the stage to nullify in practice the federal prohibition on marijuana. But the fight for medical marijuana isn’t over with a push to put the issue on the ballot gaining steam.

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North Carolina Bill Would Legalize Medical Marijuana; Create Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition in Practice

RALEIGH, N.C. (April 28, 2016) – A bill introduced in the North Carolina House would legalize medical marijuana in the state. If signed into law, it would take another step toward nullifying the unconstitutional federal prohibition on cannabis in practice and effect.

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