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Signed by the Governor: Colorado Law Expands Healthcare Freedom

DENVER, Colo. (April 27, 2017) – On Monday, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill into law that will help facilitate healthcare freedom in the state.

A bipartisan coalition of two representatives and two …

Missouri Committee Approves Bill to Legalize Medical Marijuana

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Apr. 27, 2017) – Yesterday, a second Missouri House committee passed a bill to legalize medical marijuana for qualifying patients in the state, setting the foundation to nullify federal prohibition in …

Signed by the Governor: West Virginia Legalizes Commercial Hemp Farming Despite Federal Prohibition

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (April 27, 2017) – On Tuesday, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed a bill into law significantly expanding the state’s hemp licensing program, opening the door for anybody in the state …

Michigan Committee Approves State Privacy Measure with National Implications

LANSING, Mich. (Apr. 26, 2017) – Yesterday, a Michigan House committee unanimously passed a resolution that would put before voters a state constitutional amendment to protect electronic communications and data from the prying eyes …

Minnesota Electronic Data Privacy Act Would Reject the Surveillance State

ST. PAUL, Minn. (April 26, 2017) –  A bill introduced in the Minnesota Senate would limit warrantless electronic data collection in the state. Final passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in …

Signed by the Governor: West Virginia Ends State-Run Obamacare Exchange

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (April 25, 2017) – Last Friday, Gov. Jim Justice (D-West Virginia) signed a bill to shut down the state-run Obamacare health insurance exchange. Once in effect this summer, the new law takes …

Montana Governor Vetoes Bill to Expand Health Freedom

HELENA, Mont. (April 25, 2017) – Montana Gov. Steve Bullock vetoed a bill that would have helped facilitate healthcare freedom and set the stage to nullify national healthcare in practice in the state.

Sen. …

Missouri Committee Approves Bill to Legalize Commercial Hemp Farming Despite Federal Ban

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (April 25, 2017) –  Yesterday, a Missouri Senate committee passed a bill that would remove industrial hemp from the state’s list of controlled substances, and create a program for the licensing …

To the Governor: New Hampshire Passes Bill to Expand Medical Marijuana Program, Further Nullify Federal Prohibition

CONCORD, N.H. (Apr. 25, 2017) – Last week, the New Hampshire Senate gave final approval to a bill to expand the state’s medical marijuana program. If signed by the governor, this measure would further …

Texas Committee Passes Measure to Facilitate Use of Gold Depository

AUSTIN, Texas (April 25, 2017) –  Last week, a Texas House committee passed a proposed state constitutional amendment that would authorize the legislature to exempt precious metals held in the Texas Gold Depository from …

Permission Not Required: “Constitutional Carry” Bill Introduced in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wisc. (April 20, 2017) – A so-called  “Constitutional Carry” bill filed in the Wisconsin House would make it legal for most Wisconsinians to carry a firearm without a license, and foster an environment …

Alabama Committee Passes Bill to Eliminate Marriage Licenses, Nullify Federal Control in Practice

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (April 20, 2017) – Yesterday, an Alabama House committee passed a bill that would abolish marriage licenses in the state, and effectively nullify in practice both major sides of the contentious national …

Alabama Senate Passes Constitutional Carry

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (April 20, 2017) – On Tuesday, the Alabama Senate passed a “Constitutional Carry” bill that would eliminate the requirement to obtain a permit in order to lawfully carry.  Passage into law would …

Signed by the Governor: West Virginia Legalizes Medical Marijuana

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (April 20, 2017) – Yesterday, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed a bill that creates a limited medical marijuana program. The new law takes a step toward nullifying federal marijuana prohibition …

Pennsylvania House Passes Right to Try Act to Reject Some FDA Restrictions on Terminal Patients

HARRISBURG, Pa. (April 19, 2017) – Yesterday, the Pennsylvania House unanimously passed a bill that would set the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to …

To the Governor: Arizona Passes Bill to Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying

PHOENIX, Ariz. (April 19, 2017) – Today, the Arizona Senate gave final approval to a bill that would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications …

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