Signed as Law: Nevada Legalizes Commercial Hemp Production, Despite Federal Prohibition

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Jun 2, 2017) – Today, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a bill into law to legalize commercial industrial hemp production in the state, despite a federal ban on the same. Passage into law sets the foundation to nullify federal prohibition in practice and effect within the state.

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To the Governor: New Hampshire Passes Bill to Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying

CONCORD, N.H. (June 2, 2017) – Yesterday, the New Hampshire House gave final approval to a bill that would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. The proposed law would not only protect privacy in New Hampshire, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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New Hampshire House Passes Bill Allowing Local Common Core Opt Out

CONCORD, N.H. (June 1, 2017) –Today, the New Hampshire House passed a bill that would prohibit the state department of education and the state board of education from requiring any school or school district to implement Common Core standards. Adoption of the legislation would represent an opportunity for local communities to nullify Common Core in the state.

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Washington’s War on Food is Making Us Sick!

“It is the FDA’s position that raw milk should never be consumed,” agency spokeswoman Tamara N. Ward said in November 2011. The FDA’s position represents more than a matter of opinion. In 1987, the feds implemented 21 CFR 1240.61(a), providing that, “no person shall cause to be delivered into interstate commerce or shall sell, otherwise…

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To the Governor: Louisiana Passes Bill to Expand Right to Try Act, Further Reject Some FDA Restrictions

BATON ROUGE, La. (May 31, 2017) – Today, the Louisiana Senate gave final approval to a bill that would expand the state’s Right to Try law to include technology designed to help ALS patients with mobility. If signed by the governor, the legislation will set the foundation to nullify in practice an Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rule that currently denies these patients’ access to this specific technology.

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California Senate Passes Bill to End Unchecked Police Surveillance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 31, 2017) –  Today, the California Senate passed a bill that would require all law enforcement agencies in the state to get local government approval before acquiring or using 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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