New Mexico Legislature Maintains Status Quo: Enables Illegal Spying, Drug Prohibition, Other Federal Programs

SANTA FE, N.M. (March 24, 2016) – New Mexico State House and Senate leadership helped maintain the status quo, failing to take action against unconstitutional spying and the failed drug war in 2016. It killed four bills that would have hampered the federal enforcement of these unconstitutional policies, with several legislative acts not even receiving a vote in their respective chambers.

A rundown of key legislation that failed in New Mexico this year is as follows:

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Rhode Island Bill would Legalize Marijuana for Recreational Use, Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Mar. 2, 2016) – A bill introduced in the Rhode Island House would legalize marijuana for recreational use. Passage would not only legalize marijuana in the Ocean State, but would also take a big step toward nullifying federal cannabis prohibition in practice in the state.

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Vermont Senate Passes Bill to Legalize Marijuana, Nullify Federal Prohibition in Practice

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Feb. 26, 2016) – A Vermont bill that would legalize small amounts of marijuana for recreational use and create a framework for cultivation and retail sales passed the Senate yesterday. If ultimately signed into law, the legislation would take a big step toward nullifying federal cannabis prohibition in practice in Vermont.

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Opportunity Lost: New Mexico Rejects Bill to Legalize Marijuana, Nullify Unconstitutional Federal Prohibition

SANTA FE, New Mexico (Feb. 22, 2016) – The New Mexico Senate killed an important measure to legalize marijuana this week, squandering an opportunity to nullify federal prohibition in effect. Instead, New Mexico will help maintain the unconstitutional status quo.

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Connecticut Bill would Legalize Marijuana for Recreational Use, Nullify Federal Prohibition in Practice

HARTFORD, Conn. (Feb. 18, 2015) – A bill introduced in the Connecticut House would legalize marijuana for recreational use. Passage would not only legalize marijuana in the Constitution State, but would also take a big step toward nullifying federal cannabis prohibition in practice in the state.

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Hawaii Bill Would Legalize Marijuana for Recreational Use, Set Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition

HONOLULU, Hawaii, (Jan. 27, 2015) – A bill introduced in the Hawaii Senate would legalize marijuana for recreational use. Passage would not only legalize marijuana in the Aloha State, but would also take a big step toward nullifying federal cannabis prohibition in practice in the state.

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New Hampshire Bills Would Legalize the Recreational Use of Marijuana, Help Nullify Federal Prohibition

CONCORD, N.H. (Jan. 6, 2015) – Three bills introduced in the New Hampshire legislature would legalize marijuana for recreational use. Passage of any would not only legalize marijuana in the Live Free or Die State, but would also take a big step toward nullifying federal cannabis prohibition in practice in the state.

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Vermont Bill Would Legalize Marijuana for Recreational Use, Effectively Nullify Federal Prohibition

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Dec. 29, 2015) – A bill introduced in the Vermont legislature would legalize marijuana for recreational use, taxing and regulating the crop similar to alcohol. The proposal would not only legalize marijuana in the Green Mountain State, it would also take a big step toward nullifying federal cannabis prohibition in practice in Vermont.

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