Coming Events
ReformCA Roundtables on the 2016 Initiative
in San Diego, West Hollywood, Riverside & Santa Ana
January 30 & 31

Upcoming NORML chapter meetings.

Latest News from California

  • UCLA Looks At Cannabis and Cancer
    January 13 - The UCLA Simms/Mann Center for Integrative Oncology, which has offered free psychosocial care for cancer patients and their families for 22 years, kicked off its 2015 "Insights into Cancer" lecture series with a panel on medicinal marijuana and cancer.
    December 19 - This year saw California NORML active on multiple fronts while we undertook preparations for a 2016 legalization initiative with the Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform. Please join Cal NORML, renew your membership, or make a year-end donation to help us with our work in 2015!
  • Marijuana Arrests Steady, DUIs Decline in California
    December 12 - California reported 13,779 felony and 6,587 misdemeanor arrests for marijuana in 2013, about the same as the year before. Meanwhile, the number of DUI arrests dropped 7.5% to 162,199, the lowest level in decades.
  • A Tale of Two Counties: Fresno Balks But El Dorado Listens
    December 2 - Fresno supervisors failed to end their medical marijuana cultivation ban, while El Dorado county let stand their ordinance, opting to look at altering it rather than repeal it.
  • Fresno County To Consider Ending Its Medical Marijuana Cultivation Ban for Small Gardens
    December 1 - At a meeting tomorrow morning, Fresno county—the only county in California that has enacted a total ban on the cultivation of medical marijuana (indoors and out)—is considering allowing a 12-plant exemption to their ban, as well as amending fines and administrative procedures around their ordinance.
  • US Veterans Denied Pain Medications Over Medical Marijuana Use
    November 10 - As the US prepares to honor its veterans on Veteran’s Day, California NORML has been receiving phone calls and emails from vets who are being told by their VA doctors that they must choose between their prescription pain medications or their medical marijuana.
  • Two Veterans Tell Their Story: VA Hospitals in Southern California Deny Medical Marijuana Patients Their Prescription Meds
  • California Cities Vote to Tax Marijuana; Northern CA Cultivation Measures Fail
    November 5, 2014 - California voters at the local level continue to favor taxing marijuana, but aren’t sure the want to see it grown, or sold.
  • Prof. Madras Defends US Government Position on Marijuana Scheduling at Court Hearing in Sacramento
    October 30 - The fourth and fifth days of U.S. court hearings before Judge Kimberly Mueller on the constitutionality of marijuana's schedule one classification was spent in cross-examining the government's only witness, Dr. Bertha Madras, Professor of Psychobiology at the Harvard School of Medicine.
  • Government Witness to Defend Marijuana's Schedule One Status Today
    October 29 - Dr. Bertha Madras will take the stand today in federal court in Sacramento to defend her declaration arguing that marijuana should remain in Schedule One (no accepted medical use; high potential for abuse).
  • Day Two of Scheduling Hearings: Drs. Carl Hart and Philip Denney Take the Stand
    October 28 - Dr. Carl Hart (right) left the witness stand as unscathed as Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner following his masterful testimony on cross-examination by US Attorney Gregory Broderick yesterday.
  • Day One Testimony in Federal Marijuana Rescheduling Hearing
    October 24 - Dr. Gregory Carter was cross-examined by video today in Judge Kimberly J. Mueller’s federal courtroom in Sacramento, after Carter submitted a declaration in support of defendants’ claim in United States v. Pickard, et. al. that there is no rational basis to treat marijuana as a Schedule I controlled substance.
  • SF Federal Court Rules Warrantless Medical Marijuana Raids in Lake County Violate U.S. Constitution
    October 15 - Federal District Court Judge Thelton Henderson ruled yesterday that medical marijuana patients have demonstrated a strong likelihood of prevailing at trial on their claim that law enforcement raids in Lake County unconstitutionally violate their Fourth Amendment rights.

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