To the Governor’s Desk: California Assembly Gives Final Approval to Right to Try Act Rejecting Some FDA Restrictions on Terminally-Ill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Aug. 24, 2016) – Yesterday, the California Assembly gave final approval to a bill that would 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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Darkness in the Sunshine State: Florida Legislature Helps Feds Keep Status Quo

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Aug. 23, 2016) – Republican dominated leadership in the Florida House and Senate chose to maintain the unconstitutional status quo on multiple issues in 2016, killing a wide variety of bills that would have blocked state enforcement of federal policies. Many of the bills did not even receive votes in their respective chambers.

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Republican-Dominated Alabama Legislature Helped Preserve Status Quo in 2016

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Aug. 11, 2016) – The Alabama State House and Senate leadership soundly rejected the principles of the Founding Fathers during the 2016 legislative session. They protected the status quo by killing six bills that would have helped block the enforcement of unconstitutional policies. To make matters worse, several of the legislative acts did not even receive a vote in their respective chambers.

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Now in Effect: Louisiana Medical Marijuana Law Shields Patients and Caregivers from Prosecution

BATON ROUGE, La. (Aug 5, 2016) – On Monday, a Louisiana law specifically exempting medical marijuana patients and caregivers from state prosecution goes into effect. Along with another measure that was signed into law earlier this year, this gives Louisiana a basis for a functional medical marijuana program, setting the foundation to nullify federal prohibition in effect.

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