SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (March 30, 2016) – Utah State House and Senate leadership maintained the status quo and enabled unconstitutional federal overreach during the 2016 legislative session, killing five bills that would have blocked the enforcement of unconstitutional policies. Several of the bills never even received a vote.Details
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Mar. 28, 2016) – Wyoming’s Republican state House and Senate leadership soundly protected the status quo by killing six bills that would have blocked the federal enforcement of unconstitutional policies.Details
PIERRE, S.D. (March 28, 2016) – South Dakota State House and Senate leadership maintained the unconstitutional status quo. It killed five bills that would have blocked the federal enforcement of unconstitutional policies, squandering several golden opportunities for common sense reform in the Mount Rushmore State.
The rundown of key legislation that failed in South Dakota this year is as follows:Details
Signed by the Governor: New Florida Law Legalizes Medical Marijuana for Terminal Patients, Defies Federal Ban
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (March 25, 2016) – A bill expanding the state’s “Right to Try” law by legalizing the limited use of medical marijuana by terminal patients was signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott today.Details
ATLANTA, Ga. (March 24, 2016) – Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal needs a lesson on the 10th Amendment after releasing a statement last week saying that any new laws allowing marijuana for medical use must come from the federal level, not the state.Details
New Mexico Legislature Maintains Status Quo: Enables Illegal Spying, Drug Prohibition, Other Federal Programs
SANTA FE, N.M. (March 24, 2016) – New Mexico State House and Senate leadership helped maintain the status quo, failing to take action against unconstitutional spying and the failed drug war in 2016. It killed four bills that would have hampered the federal enforcement of these unconstitutional policies, with several legislative acts not even receiving a vote in their respective chambers.
A rundown of key legislation that failed in New Mexico this year is as follows:Details
Pennsylvania House Votes 149-43 to Legalize Medical Marijuana; Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition
HARRISBURG, Penn. (Mar. 21, 2016) – The Pennsylvania House has passed a bill to legalize medical marijuana in the state. If ultimately signed into law, it would take another step toward nullifying the unconstitutional federal prohibition on on cannabis in effect.Details
The Supreme Court today announced that it won’t hear the Oklahoma/Nebraska anti-10th Amendment lawsuit against Colorado’s marijuana market. From USA TodayDetails
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (March 9, 2016) – A Missouri bill that would legalize medical marijuana has passed through two important committees. If signed into law, it would set the stage to nullify in practice the federal prohibition on the same.Details
To the Governor’s Desk: Florida Passes Bill Legalizing Medical Marijuana for Terminal Patients, Defying Federal Ban
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (March 7, 2016) – A bill expanding the state’s “Right to Try” law by legalizing the limited use of medical marijuana passed the state Senate today and will go on to the governor’s desk. If signed into law, the legislation will further nullify in effect federal prohibition of cannabis.Details