Missouri House Kills Medical Marijuana Bill; Fight Moving to the Ballot

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Apr. 29, 2016) – A Missouri bill that would have legalized medical marijuana was voted down by the Missouri House of Representatives last week. Had the bill been signed into law, it would have set the stage to nullify in practice the federal prohibition on marijuana. But the fight for medical marijuana isn’t over with a push to put the issue on the ballot gaining steam.

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Missouri Senate Committee Passes Bill to Legalize Some Commercial Hemp Farming and Production

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Apr. 28, 2016) – Yesterday, a Missouri Senate committee passed a bill to authorize the growth and production sale of industrial hemp for commercial purposes by larger producers. Passage into law would represent a foundation to nullify the unconstitutional federal prohibition in practice.

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Missouri House Passes Bill to Legalize Some Commercial Hemp Farming and Production

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Apr. 12, 2016) – Yesterday, the Missouri House passed a bill to authorize the growth and production sale of industrial hemp for commercial purposes by larger producers. Passage into law would represent a foundation to nullify the unconstitutional federal prohibition in practice.

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Missouri House committee capitulates to feds on REAL ID. Can Still be Stopped.

via Ron Calzone, Missouri First

The Missouri House Emerging Issues Committee voted to “do pass” HB 2235 and bring Missouri into compliance with the REAL ID Act. The next step is in the Select Committee on General Laws, which will probably vote on it Tuesday and pass it on to the full House, unless we convince them otherwise.

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Missouri Senate Committee Passes Bill to Restrict ALPR Use; Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (April 6, 2016) – An important Missouri Senate committee passed a bill that would put limitations on the storage and sharing of information collected by automated license plate readers (ALPRs) by law enforcement in the state, and 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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Missouri Senate Committee Passes Bill to Ban Warrantless Use of Stingrays; Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (March 23, 2016) – Last week, an important Missouri Senate committee passed a bill that would ban the warrantless use “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications in most situations. Passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in Missouri, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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Missouri Committee Holds Hearing on Bill to Restrict ALPR Use, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (March 21, 2016) – Last week, a Missouri Senate Committee held a hearing on a bill that would place imitations on the storage and sharing of information collected by automated license plate readers (ALPRs) by law enforcement in the state. Based on the testimony, it seem the bill has enough support to move forward.

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