New Pennsylvania Law Legalizing Medical Marijuana Now in Effect; Sets Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition

HARRISBURG, Pa. (May 19, 2016) – A new Pennsylvania law legalizing medical marijuana went into effect this week, but it will likely take up to a year before the system is up and running. Pennsylvania is the 24th state to reject the unconstitutional federal prohibition on cannabis in practice.

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Pennsylvania House Committee Passes Right to Try Act 15-0; Rejects Some FDA Restrictions on Terminal Patients

HARRISBURG, Pa. (May 18, 2016) – Yesterday, a Pennsylvania House committee unanimously passed a bill that would set the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally ill patients.

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Pennsylvania Bill Would Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

HARRISBURG, Pa. (May 16, 2016) – A bill recently introduced in the Pennsylvania House would ban the warrantless use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. The proposed legislation would not only protect privacy in Pennsylvania, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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To the Governor’s Desk: Pennsylvania Passes Bill to Legalize Medical Marijuana; Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition

HARRISBURG, Pa. (April 14, 2016) – Yesterday, the Pennsylvania House gave final approval to a bill legalizing medical marijuana in the state. If signed into law, it would take another step toward nullifying the unconstitutional federal prohibition on cannabis in practice.

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Pennsylvania Bill Takes on “Policing for Profit” via Asset Forfeiture

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Oct. 22, 2015) – A bill under consideration in the Pennsylvania Senate would reform asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction in most cases. The legislation also takes on federal forfeiture programs by banning prosecutors from circumventing state laws by passing cases off to the feds.

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