OLYMPIA, Wash. (Jan. 20, 2016) – A bill introduced in the Washington state House would legalize cultivation of marijuana in a place of residence. Passage would build upon the already-existing legalization of marijuana in the Evergreen State, and further the nullification of federal drug policy.Details
New Mexico Bill Would Legalize Recreational Marijuana and Industrial Hemp, Nullify Federal Prohibition
SANTA FE, N.M. (Jan. 17, 2016) – A bill prefiled in the New Mexico House would legalize marijuana for recreational use and the production of industrial hemp. Passage would not only legalize marijuana and hemp in the Land of Enchantment, but would also take a big step toward nullifying federal cannabis prohibition in practice in the state.Details
HARTFORD, Conn. (Jan. 9, 2016) – A bill introduced in the Connecticut Senate would legalize marijuana for recreational use. Passage would also take a big step toward nullifying federal cannabis prohibition in practice in the state.Details
PHOENIX, Ariz. (Dec. 19 2016) – A bill set for introduction in the Arizona House would legalize marijuana for recreational use. Passage of the legislation would take a big step toward nullifying federal cannabis prohibition in practice as well.Details
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 15, 2016) – A bill set for introduction in the Kentucky Senate would legalize marijuana for recreational use. Passage would not only legalize marijuana in the Commonwealth, but would also take a big step toward nullifying federal cannabis prohibition in practice in the state.Details
AUSTIN, Texas. (Dec. 1, 2016) – Four bills filed for the 2017 legislative session would relax restrictions on marijuana in Texas. Passage of any of these bills would take another step toward effectively nullifying federal prohibition in practice.Details
Legalization of marijuana in California removes a huge layer of laws prohibiting the possession and use of marijuana in the world’s 6th largest economy, something that will be extremely difficult for federal prohibitionists to overcome.Details
Massachusetts Voters Nullify Unconstitutional Federal Prohibition, Legalize Marijuana by Passing Question 4
BOSTON (Nov. 8, 2016) – Voters in Massachusetts have approved a ballot measure legalizing marijuana for general use by adults, a big step toward nullifying the unconstitutional federal prohibition of cannabis in effect.
With 64 percent of the precincts reporting, Tenth Amendment Center projects Question 4 as the winner by a margin of 53-47.Details
PHOENIX, Ariz. (Aug. 17, 2016) – The Arizona secretary of state has approved a ballot measure to legalize the adult use and retail sale of marijuana in the state. This provides the opportunity to take another step toward nullifying federal prohibition in effect.Details
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:Details