Washington Bill Would Curb “Policing for Profit” Via Asset Forfeiture, But Federal Loophole Remains

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Dec. 22, 2016) – A bill filed in the Washington House for the 2017 legislative session would reform the state’s asset forfeiture laws by prohibiting the state from taking property without a criminal conviction. But a loophole in the legislation would allow law enforcement to work with the feds to skirt the more stringent state law.

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Maryland Action Alert: Support HB1016 to Nullify Marijuana Prohibition

On Feb. 6, HB1016 or the Cannabis Freedom Act was introduced to nullify federal marijuana prohibition in the state of Maryland. (learn about it here) It was promptly referred to the Judiciary Committee where it will need to pass by majority vote before it is moved to the whole house for consideration. STATUS: HB1016 will…

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