California Committee Passes Bill to Help End Unchecked Police Surveillance, Establish More Local Control

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 4, 2018) –  On Tuesday, a California Senate committee passed a bill that would increase oversight and transparency of law enforcement surveillance technology. Passage of the bill would take the first step toward limiting the unchecked use of surveillance technologies that violate basic privacy rights and feed into a broader national surveillance state.

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Wyoming Law Exempts Cryptocurrency from Property Taxes; Will Encourage Use and Help Undermine Federal Reserve Monopoly on Money

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (April 2, 2018) – Last month, Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead signed a bill into law to exempt cryptocurrency from property taxes. The new law will help expand the of use digital currency and could ultimately undermine the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money.

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Colorado Senate Passes Bill to Further Expand Industrial Hemp Industry Despite Federal Prohibition

DENVER, Colo. (March 29, 2018) – Yesterday, the Colorado Senate unanimously passed a bill that would further mainstream the state’s industrial hemp industry. Final passage of this bill would likely pave the way for faster development of the state’s hemp market, and further nullify federal prohibition in practice and effect.

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Signed by the Governor: West Virginia Hemp Seed Law Can Further Expand Commercial Market

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (March 28, 2018) – Yesterday, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed a bill into law establishing a hemp seed certification program in the state. Passage of this bill paves the way for faster development of the state’s hemp market and will help further nullify federal prohibition in effect.

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