Arizona Governor Vetoes Bill to Create Federally Compliant Hemp Licensing Program

PHOENIX, Ariz. (Jun. 22, 2017) – Last month, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey vetoed a bill that would have established a structure for a federally compliant hemp research program in the state.

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Vermont Governor Vetoes Bill to Legalize Recreational Marijuana, Block Federal Prohibition

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Jun. 22, 2017) – Last month, Gov. Phil Scott vetoed a bill that would legalize possession and cultivation of small amounts of marijuana. Vermont will not be able to further stop the deplorable federal prohibition on cannabis until 2018.

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California Assembly Passes Bill to Ban Resources for Federal Marijuana Enforcement

SACRAMENTO, Ca. (Jun. 22, 2017) – Earlier this month, the California Assembly passed a bill to withdraw state resources from federal marijuana prohibition enforcement. 

 

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To the Governor: New Hampshire Approves Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession

CONCORD, N.H. (Jun. 22, 2017) – Recently, the New Hampshire House gave final approval to a bill to decriminalize marijuana possession in the state. If signed by the governor, this measure would further thwart the federal prohibition on cannabis in practice in New Hampshire.

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Signed as Law: Nevada Legalizes Commercial Hemp Production, Despite Federal Prohibition

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Jun 22, 2017) – Today, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a bill into law to legalize commercial industrial hemp production in the state, despite a federal ban on the same. Passage into law sets the foundation to block federal prohibition in practice and effect within the state.

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Signed by the Governor: Colorado Law Affirms Farmers Can Use Water Rights to Cultivate Hemp

DENVER, Colo. (June 22, 2017) – Late last month, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill into law affirming hemp farmers have a right to use their water rights for hemp cultivation, even if the water is held in federal reservoirs.

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Massachusetts Committee Holds Hearing on Bills to Take on Asset Forfeiture, Close Federal Loophole

BOSTON, Mass. (June 22, 2017) – Recently, an important Massachusetts joint committee held a hearing on three bills that would reform the state’s 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 in most situations.

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Signed by the Governor: Colorado Bill Takes on Federal Asset Forfeiture Loophole

DENVER, Colo. (June 22, 2017) – Last week, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill into law that will take a big step toward closing a federal asset forfeiture loophole.

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Signed by the Governor: Vermont Law Will Increase Access to Medical Marijuana, Further Thwart Federal Prohibition

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Jun. 22, 2017) – A Vermont bill to fully legalize medical marijuana for qualifying patients was signed into law last week by Gov. Phil Scott. The new measure takes another step toward effectively blocking the deplorable federal prohibition on the same.

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New Hampshire Senate Approves Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession

CONCORD, N.H. (May 24, 2017) – Recently, the New Hampshire Senate passed a bill to decriminalize marijuana possession. Passage into law would take another step toward further blocking federal cannabis prohibition in practice in the state.

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