To the Governor’s Desk: Louisiana Bills Would Expand Medical Marijuana Program Despite Federal Prohibition

BATON ROUGE, La. (May 21, 2018) – Last week, the Louisiana House gave final approval to three bills that would relax restrictions on medical marijuana for qualifying patients. Enactment of this legislation into law would further nullify marijuana prohibition in effect in the Pelican State.

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New Hampshire Asset Forfeiture Reporting Law Lacks Important Requirements

CONCORD, N.H. (May 21, 2018) – Last week, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill into law requiring the state attorney general to produce an annual report detailing asset forfeitures in the state. The law takes a small step forward, but important provisions requiring reporting of federal asset forfeiture cases were stripped out of the legislation.

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To the Governor: Minnesota Passes Bill That Would Help Encourage the Use of Gold and Silver as Money

ST. PAUL, Minn. (May 18, 2018) – On Wednesday, the Minnesota legislature gave final approval to a bill that would exempt the sale of gold and silver bullion coins from state sales and use tax, encouraging their use and taking another step toward breaking the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money.

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Rhode Island House Passes Right to Try Act to Reject Some FDA Restrictions on Terminal Patients

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (May 16, 2018) – Today, the Rhode Island House passed a bill would nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally ill patients. Rep. Joseph McNamara (D-Warwick) introduced House Bill 7294 (H7294) in January along with four bipartisan co-sponsors. The legislation would allow…

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Oklahoma Governor Vetoes Constitutional Carry Bill

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (May 14, 2018) – Late Friday, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed a so-called  “Constitutional Carry” bill that would have made it legal for most Oklahomans to carry a concealed firearm without a license. Passage into law would have also fostered an environment hostile to federal gun control.

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