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Arizona Bill Would Ban Resources for Federal Marijuana Prohibition Enforcement

Arizona Bill Would Ban Resources for Federal Marijuana Prohibition Enforcement

PHOENIX (Jan. 15, 2018) – A bill introduced in the Arizona House would ban the state from using resources to help the federal government enforce marijuana prohibition laws against people who are in compliance with the state law legalizing marijuana for medical purposes.  Passage into law would greatly lessen the federal government’s ability to continue its…

Arizona Bill Would Decriminalize Marijuana Possession

Arizona Bill Would Decriminalize Marijuana Possession

PHOENIX, Ariz. (Dec. 20, 2017) – A bill pre-filed in the Arizona House would decriminalize marijuana possession. Passage into law during the 2018 legislative session would take another step toward further nullifying federal cannabis prohibition in effect in the state. Rep. Mark Cardenas (D-Phoenix) prefiled House Bill 2014 (HB2014) for the 2018 legislative session. The…

Arizona Tenth Amendment Center Hosting Bill of Rights Day Celebration

Arizona Tenth Amendment Center Hosting Bill of Rights Day Celebration

The Arizona Tenth Amendment Center will host a Bill of Rights Day celebration in Scottsdale next month. Friday, Dec. 15 marks the 226th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights. To celebrate, Arizona Tenth Amendment Center will present the 2017 Bill of Rights Day Celebration at the Orange Tree Resort in Scottsdale. This…

Jury Refuses to Convict Participants in Bundy Ranch Standoff

Jury Refuses to Convict Participants in Bundy Ranch Standoff

In what was effectively a case of jury nullification, jurors declined to return any guilty verdicts against four men involved in the 2014 Bundy Ranch standoff.

Now In Effect: New Arizona Law Takes on State, Federal Asset Forfeiture

Now In Effect: New Arizona Law Takes on State, Federal Asset Forfeiture

On Tuesday, a new Arizona law reforming the state’s civil asset forfeiture process went into effect. The new law also takes on federal forfeiture programs by banning prosecutors from circumventing state laws by passing cases off to the feds.

Now in Effect: Arizona Law Prohibits Warrantless Stingray Spying

Now in Effect: Arizona Law Prohibits Warrantless Stingray Spying

PHOENIX, Ariz. (Aug. 10, 2017) – Yesterday, a new Arizona law that in most situations bans the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant went into effect. The new law will not only protect privacy in Arizona, but will also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.…

Now in Effect: Arizona Law Treats Gold and Silver as Money

Now in Effect: Arizona Law Treats Gold and Silver as Money

PHOENIX, Ariz. (Aug 9, 2017) – Today, an Arizona law went into effect that eliminates state capital gains taxes on gold and silver specie, encouraging its use as currency. The new law can help undermine the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money. Rep. Mark Finchem (R-Tucson) sponsored House Bill 2014 (HB2014). The legislation eliminates state capital gains…

Arizona Governor Vetoes Bill to Create Federally Compliant Hemp Licensing Program

Arizona Governor Vetoes Bill to Create Federally Compliant Hemp Licensing Program

PHOENIX, Ariz. (May 26, 2017) – On Monday, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey vetoed a bill that would have established a structure for a federally compliant hemp research program in the state. Sen. Sonny Borrelli (R-Lake Havasu City) introduced Senate Bill1337 (SB1337) on Jan. 31. Under the proposed law, industrial hemp would have been treated as…