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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Missouri Senate Committee Passes Bill to Legalize Some Commercial Hemp Farming and Production

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Apr. 28, 2016) – Yesterday, a Missouri Senate committee passed a bill to authorize the growth and production sale of industrial hemp for commercial purposes by larger producers. Passage into law would represent a foundation to nullify the unconstitutional federal prohibition in practice.

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Michigan Senate Committee Passes Bill to End Common Core After Child’s Compelling Testimony

LANSING, Mich. (Apr. 27, 2016) – Yesterday, an important Michigan Senate committee passed a bill to withdraw the state from Common Core standards after compelling testimony by a 7-year-old boy. Passage of the legislation would take an important step toward nullifying nationalized education in the state.

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Louisiana House Unanimously Passes Bill to Limit Stingray Use; Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

BATON ROUGE, La. (April 26, 2016) – Today, the Louisiana House unanimously passed a bill that would require a court order for the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications. Passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in the state, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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Second California Assembly Committee Passes Bill Taking on Drone Surveillance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 26, 2016) – A California bill that would restrict warrantless drone surveillance by state and local law enforcement unanimously passed a second Assembly committee last week. If ultimately signed into law, 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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