Bill to Legalize Hemp Farming, Effectively Nullify Federal Ban Passes Washington State Senate 49-0

OLYMPIA, Wa., Feb. 6, 2015 – By a unanimous 49-0 vote this week, the Washington state Senate approved a bill that would authorize the farming, production, and sale of industrial hemp in the state, effectively nullifying the federal prohibition on the same once put into effect.

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Virginia Senate Votes 38-0 to Limit ALPRs, Federal License Plate Tracking Scheme

RICHMOND, Feb. 6, 2015 – A bill passed by the Virginia Senate today would put strict limitations on the use of Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) by law enforcement in the state, putting significant roadblocks in the way of a federal program using states to help track the location of millions of everyday people through pictures…

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