To the Governor’s Desk: Pennsylvania Passes Bill to Legalize Medical Marijuana; Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition

HARRISBURG, Pa. (April 14, 2016) – Yesterday, the Pennsylvania House gave final approval to a bill legalizing medical marijuana in the state. If signed into law, it would take another step toward nullifying the unconstitutional federal prohibition on cannabis in practice.

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To the Governor: Nebraska Senate Votes 38-8 to take on “Policing for Profit” via Asset Forfeiture

LINCOLN, Neb. (April 14, 2016) – Yesterday, the Nebraska Senate gave final approval to a bill that would reform asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction. The legislation also takes on federal forfeiture programs by banning prosecutors from circumventing state laws by passing cases off to the feds in most situations.

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Missouri House Passes Bill to Legalize Some Commercial Hemp Farming and Production

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Apr. 12, 2016) – Yesterday, the Missouri House passed a bill to authorize the growth and production sale of industrial hemp for commercial purposes by larger producers. Passage into law would represent a foundation to nullify the unconstitutional federal prohibition in practice.

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Rhode Island House Committee Holds Hearing on Stopping Warrantless Stingray Spying

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (April 12, 2016) – On March 30, the Rhode Island House Committee on Judiciary held a crucial hearing on a bill that would require a judicial order for the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications. Passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in the state, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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Tennessee Bill Would Expand Hemp Market, Set Stage to Further Nullify Federal Prohibition

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 11, 2016) – A bill that would expand the hemp industry in Tennessee passed the House last week. The measure would open the door to in-state processing of hemp products, paving the way for faster development of the state’s hemp market, and further nullifying federal prohibition in effect.

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