Voting Guide to Drug Policy Reform Candidates and Ballot Measures - November 2014


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  • California NORML Backs CCPR Unity Initiative for Marijuana Legalization 2016
    October 2014 - Plans are afoot for a unity initiative to legalize marijuana in California in 2016. A statewide coalition of advocates, including California NORML, has formed the Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform (CCPR), to help lead the effort under the banner of ReformCA.com.

  • 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.
  • Statewide Reform Group Endorses “No on A” in Shasta County
    October 14 - California NORML, the state chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, has endorsed the No on Measure A campaign in Shasta county.
  • Over 20,000 Arrested in California on Marijuana Charges in 2013
    October 5, 2014 - According to the California Attorney General's office, there were 13,779 felony and 6,567 misdemeanor marijuana arrests in California in 2013.
  • Ending the 100-Year War on Marijuana in California
    September 8 - The disastrous legacy of the war on marijuana will be addressed at a press conference to mark the 100th anniversary of the nation’s first “marihuana” raid in LA’s Mexican Sonoratown neighborhood (pictured) on Thursday, Sept. 11 at 10 am. at LA City Hall. Download flyer.
  • Medical Marijuana Regulation Bill SB1262 "Held in Committee"
    August 14 - Medical marijuana regulation bill SB1262 has been held in the Appropriations committee, meaning it won't see a floor vote this year.
  • Emerald Unity Coalition Kicks Off MMCA Campaign in Lake County
    July 21 - A successful Emerald Unity Coalition event was held on Saturday, July 19 in Lake County to kick off the MMCA (Medical Marijuana Control Act), an initiative that will be on the November ballot to establish better regulations in Lake for marijuana gardens.
  • Tell California's Senators to End Federal Interference in CA's Marijuana Laws
    June 2 - Call on Senators Feinstein and Boxer to support the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment, which would prohibit the US Department of Justice from spending resources to interfere with California's marijuana laws.

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