Tag: Mike Maharrey

Signed By the Governor: Two Virginia Bills Expand State’s Medical Marijuana Program

By Mike Maharrey Last week, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed two bills into law that expand the states medicinal cannabis program. Enactment of this law takes another step toward nullifying federal marijuana prohibition in effect. Sen. David Marsden (D-Burke) sponsored Senate Bill 1719 (SB1719). The new…

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The Feds Can’t Enforce Marijuana Prohibition—And They Know It

By Michael Maharrey Thirty-three states have effectively nullified federal marijuana laws. US Attorney General nominee William Barr said so during his confirmation hearing when he called the current system “back door nullification.” Back door or front door, the practical effect is the same—the feds can’t enforce…

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Another Maine Town Passes a Food Sovereignty Ordinance; Foundation to Hinder FDA Control

By Michael Maharrey FAIRFIELD, Maine (Nov. 2, 2018) – The Fairfield town council unanimously passed a food sovereignty ordinance last month. The ordinance not only frees local farmers and consumers from onerous state regulations, but it will also create an environment hostile to federal regulations and…

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California Committee Passes Bill to Help Expand Hemp Market, Further Nullify Federal Prohibition in Practice

By Michael Maharrey Last week, a final California Assembly committee unanimously passed a bill that would loosen some regulations on hemp seed and cultivation. Passage of this bill would pave the way for faster development of the state’s hemp market, and further nullify federal prohibition in practice…

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Pro Basketball League Allows Players to Use CBD Despite Federal Prohibition

By Michael Maharrey Earlier this summer, Big3 basketball became the first professional sports league to allow its players to use cannabidiol (CBD). This represents another step toward nullifying federal hemp prohibition in practice and effect. CBD is derived from cannabis, but since it’s generally processed…

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Florida House Passes Bill to Expand Healthcare Freedom

By Michael Maharrey Thursday, the Florida House overwhelmingly passed a bill that would help facilitate healthcare freedom outside of government regulatory schemes. Rep. Daniel Burgess (R-Zephyrhills) prefiled House Bill 37 (HB37) on Aug. 23. The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements) do…

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