California Committee Passes Bill to End Unrestricted Federal Militarization of Local Police

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 21, 2018) – On Tuesday, a California Senate committee passed a bill that would require law enforcement agencies in the state to get local governmental approval before acquiring or using military equipment. Passage of the bill into law would set the stage to limit federal programs that militarize local police.

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Now In Effect: Michigan Bans “Material Support or Resources” for Warrantless Federal Surveillance

LANSING, Mich. (June 17, 2018) – A new law banning “material support or resources” for warrantless federal surveillance programs went into effect in Michigan. This is an essential step every state needs to take at a time when the federal government seems unlikely to ever end unconstitutional spying on its own.

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Delaware Senate Passes Bill to Allow People to Expunge Some Marijuana Charges

DOVER, Del. (June 14, 2018) – Yesterday, the Delaware Senate unanimously passed a bill that would create a process to expunge the sentences of people charged under the state’s marijuana laws prior to decriminalization. Passage into law would take another step toward nullifying federal marijuana prohibition in effect in Delaware.

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Status Update: Ohio Announces Medical Marijuana Dispensary Locations Despite Federal Prohibition

COLUMBUS, Ohio (June 14, 2018) – Last week, the Ohio Board of Pharmacy announced the location of dozens of new medical marijuana dispensaries, taking another important step toward getting its medical marijuana program up and running and further nullifying the federal government’s unconstitutional cannabis prohibition in effect.

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