Pennsylvania Bill Would Effectively Nullify Federal Ban on Medical Marijuana

A Pennsylvania bill would legalize medical marijuana in the state, effectively nullifying the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the same. Introduced by State Sen. Michael Folmer, Senate Bill 3 (SB3) sets up a state regulatory regime that would allow medical marijuana to make its way into the hands of the sick, something that unconstitutional federal law…

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Florida Bill Would Help Stop Federal License Plate Tracking Program

A wide-ranging privacy bill introduced in the Florida House would prohibit the use of automated license plate readers (ALPRs) without a warrant in most cases, and further ban retention of any legally-collected data, effectively blocking a federal program tracking millions of cars partly by tapping into ALPRs on a state-level.

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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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