Colorado Senate Passes Bill to Further Expand Industrial Hemp Industry Despite Federal Prohibition

DENVER, Colo. (March 29, 2018) – Yesterday, the Colorado Senate unanimously passed a bill that would further mainstream the state’s industrial hemp industry. Final passage of this bill would likely pave the way for faster development of the state’s hemp market, and further nullify federal prohibition in practice and effect.

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Signed by the Governor: West Virginia Hemp Seed Law Can Further Expand Commercial Market

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (March 28, 2018) – Yesterday, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed a bill into law establishing a hemp seed certification program in the state. Passage of this bill paves the way for faster development of the state’s hemp market and will help further nullify federal prohibition in effect.

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Tenther Tuesday Episode 31: States Pushing Back Against Ever Expanding Federal Behemoth

Today is the 432nd day that the GOP has failed to repeal Obamacare. Last week, Pres. Donald Trump signed a $1.3 trillion spending bill. In light of this GOP spending insanity, we can’t help point out that it doesn’t matter if Democrats or Republicans control Washington D.C. No matter what, we’re going to see trillions of dollars in spending, funding of endless unconstitutional programs and a growing federal debt – now eclipsing $21 trillion. That’s why our message has stayed the same no matter who’s in charge – nullify all their unconstitutional acts. In this episode of Tenther Tuesday, Michael Boldin and Michael Maharrey talk about a number state efforts moving in this direction.

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New Kentucky Law Puts Limits on Drone Spying, Will Help Thwart Federal Surveillance Program

FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 27, 2018) – Last week, a bill requiring police to get a warrant before engaging in drone surveillance in most situations became law without the governor’s signature. The new law not only establishes important privacy protections at the state level, it will also help thwart the federal surveillance state.

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Massachusetts Committee Passes Bill to Limit ALPR use, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

BOSTON, Mass. (March 26, 2018) – Last week, a Massachusetts House committee passed a bill that would put strict limitations on the use of automated license plate reader systems (ALPRs) by the state. Passage into law would also place significant roadblocks in the way of a federal program using states to help track the location of millions of everyday people through pictures of their license plates.

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Signed by the Governor: Utah Law Legalizes Medical Marijuana for Some Terminally-Ill Patients

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (March 26, 2018) – Last week, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed two bills to allow terminally ill patients to legally use medical marijuana under the state’s Right to Try law. These new laws take a first step toward nullifying federal cannabis prohibition in effect in the Beehive State.

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Colorado Committee Passes Bill to Repeal High-Capacity Magazine Ban

DENVER, Colo. (March 26, 2018) – Last week, a Colorado Senate committee passed a bill that would repeal state prohibitions on high capacity magazines as well as a magazine date stamp requirement. Passage would not only remove restrictions currently imposed on Coloradans, it would also foster an environment hostile to federal gun control.

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Minnesota Committee Passes Bill to Take on Asset Forfeiture, Close Federal Loophole

ST PAUL, Minn. (March 26, 2018) – Last week, a Minnesota House committee passed a bill that would reform the state’s 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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