Maryland House Committee Passes Bill To Legalize Industrial Hemp, Nullify Federal Ban, with a 18-2 Vote

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Mar 16, 2015) – Today, a Maryland state House committee approved a bill this week authorizing people to plant, grow, harvest, possess, process, sell, or buy industrial hemp in the state, effectively nullifying the federal prohibition on the same. The vote was 18-2.

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Arizona House Passes Bill to take on Unilateral EPA Rules over Intrastate Waters

PHOENIX (Mar. 16, 2015) Last week, the Arizona House passed a bill that would help block unilateral EPA rules over “nonnavigable intrastate waters or waterways.” The vote was 34-24. Introduced by State Rep. Bob Thorpe (R-6) on Feb. 9, House Bill 2055 (HB2055) reads, in part: The Governor of this state must approve and the President…

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Oregon Bill Would Restrict ALPRs, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

SALEM, Ore. (March 16, 2015) –  A bipartisan bill introduced in the Oregon Senate last month would put strict limitations on the use of Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) by law enforcement in the state, placing significant roadblocks in the way of a federal program using states to help track the location of millions of everyday people through pictures of their license plates.

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