West Virginia Bill Would Allow Industrial Hemp Production Without Federal Permission

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (Jan. 25, 2016) – A West Virginia bill would allow the state hemp seed commissioner to issue licenses for industrial hemp production without first obtaining federal waivers. Passage of this legislation would set the foundation to nullify in practice the unconstitutional federal prohibition of hemp within the state.

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California “Right to Try” Bill would Nullify in Practice Some FDA Restrictions on Terminal Patients

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Jan. 23, 2016) – After a Gov. Jerry Brown veto killed a similar effort last year, California will try again to set the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally ill patients.

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Ohio Action Alert: Help Stop Drone Spying, Support SB251

Ohio SB251 would restrict the 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. It must pass in the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee.

PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS to support this important bill.

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Vermont Action Alert: Help Protect Privacy, Stop Warrantless Drone Surveillance, Support S155

Vermont S.155  would restrict the use of drones by state and local law enforcement, generally prohibit police from obtaining electronic data from service providers without a warrant or judicially issued subpoena, and would also provide some restrictions on sharing of data gathered by automatic license plate readers in the state.

It passed the Senate on Jan. 13 by a unanimous vote, and now must pass in the House Judiciary Committee to move forward.

PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS to support this important bill.

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