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

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Feb. 2, 2016) – A Vermont bill that would legalize small amounts of marijuana for recreational use and create a framework for retail sales passed out of committee this week. 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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Vermont Action Alert: Help Protect Privacy, Stop Warrantless Drone Surveillance, Support S155

Vermont S.155  would restrict the use of drones by state and local law enforcement, generally prohibit police from obtaining electronic data from service providers without a warrant or judicially issued subpoena, and would also provide some restrictions on sharing of data gathered by automatic license plate readers in the state.

It passed the Senate on Jan. 13 by a unanimous vote, and now must pass in the House Judiciary Committee to move forward.

PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS to support this important bill.

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Sweeping Vermont Privacy Bill Passes State Senate; Would Hinder Several Federal Surveillance Programs

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Jan. 15, 2016) – A sweeping Vermont bill that would establish robust privacy protections in the state passed Senate Thursday. If ultimately signed into law, it would not only limit warrantless surveillance and help ensure electronic privacy in Vermont, but would also hinder part of the federal surveillance state.

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Vermont Action Alert: Help Nullify FDA Restrictions on Terminal Patients, Support S.258

Vermont S.258 would allow terminal patients to access treatments not yet approved by the FDA, effectively nullifying the same. It must pass the Senate Committee on Health and Welfare Committee before receiving a vote in the full Senate.

PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS to support this important bill.

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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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Vermont Privacy Bill Would Limit Drone Surveillance, Hinder Some Federal Surveillance Programs

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Dec. 16, 2015) – A privacy bill prefiled in the Vermont Senate would restrict the use of drones by state and local law enforcement, and would also provide some restrictions on sharing of data gathered by automatic license plate readers in the state. The legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also help thwart the federal surveillance state.

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