Washington

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Aug. 15, 2017) – Last month, it became legal to grow industrial hemp in Washington, but due to state bureaucrats the industry will remain shackled by federal law. On July 23, House Bill 2064 (HB2064) went into effect. The law simply removed industrial hemp from the state’s controlled substances act. While marijuana is legal in…

OLYMPIA, Wash. (May 5, 2017) – A bill recently signed by Washington Gov. Gov. Jay Inslee removed industrial hemp from the states controlled substance list, authorizing hemp production despite federal prohibition. But at least one state agency refuses to go down without a fight and essentially wants to help attorney general Jeff Sessions wage his…

  The Conservative Review, a top conservative publication from Mark Levin and associate editors, published their most recent installment of the Liberty Index.  Oklahoma’s 1st District Congressman, Jim Bridenstine, once again received especially high honors for his principled leadership and advocacy for Liberty and conservatism. Bridenstine was overall the 12th highest ranked defender of liberty, as scored by the publication. Bridenstine’s 97% rating places him 6th in the nati […]

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Feb. 13, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Washington state House would remove industrial hemp from the state’s “controlled substances” list, setting the stage for the people there to nullify federal prohibition on the plant in practice. A bipartisan coalition of representatives introduced House Bill 2064 (HB2064) on Feb. 9. The legislation…

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Jan. 20, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Washington state Senate would prohibit the state from assisting the federal government with indefinite detention without due process under provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA) or any other federal acts purporting to authorize such powers. Sen. Bob Hasegawa (D-Seattle), along…

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Jan. 17, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Washington state House would end state cooperation with warrantless federal spying. Passage of the legislation would not only help protect privacy in Washington, it would help hinder unconstitutional federal surveillance. A bipartisan coalition of five representatives introduced House Bill 1193 (HB1193) on Jan. 13. Titled…