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COMING EVENTS



State Water Resources Control Board Cannabis Cultivation & Water Rights Meetings
August 31 - Oct. 3

Medical Cannabis Cultivation Program and
EIR Public Scoping Workshops

Sept. 13 - 28

BMCR/DPH Stakeholder Meetings for dispensaries, distributors, manufacturers, testing laboratories, and transporters.
Sept. 19 - Oct. 5

Upcoming NORML chapter meetings.


Latest News from California

  • California Regulators Speak to Cannabis Farmers
    July 29 - Regulators from seven different state agencies, including the new Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation, spoke at a policy workshop sponsored by the California Grower’s Association in Sacramento.
  • Will the "Taxapolooza" Kill California's Golden Ganja Goose?
    July 24 - “If you can't ban 'em, tax 'em” seems to be the new local government mantra as a new "Taxapolooza" replaces the "Banapolooza" that wreaked havoc on medical marijuana patients' cultivation rights across California earlier this year.
  • AUMA Legalization Measure on November Ballot as Prop. 64
    July 1 - Californians will have the opportunity to vote on an initiative to legalize recreational use of marijuana this November 8th. The Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), sponsored by Sean Parker (pictured) will appear on the ballot as Proposition 64.
  • California Felony Drug Arrests Plummet Following Prop. 47
    July 2 - Felony arrests for Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs reduced by 68.2% and 73.6% respectively in California between 2014 and 2015, while Felony Marijuana arrests reduced 33.3% according to data released by the Attorney General's office.
  • Placer County Strong-Armed into Banning Commercial Cannabis Cultivation
    June 27 - Placer County, which had been leading the way among rural counties in codifying the new state MMRSA medical marijuana law at the local level, voted last week to restrict cannabis cultivation in its unincorporated areas to 6 plants or 50 square feet (whichever is less), grown indoors.
  • Police Task Forces Target California Concentrate Makers
    June 16 - Yesterday’s multi-agency raids on Sonoma County cannabis concentrate manufacturers Care by Design and AbsolutExtracts may be part of a pattern targeting such businesses in California.
  • Local elections bring mixed returns for marijuana advocates
    June 8 - Advocates of liberalized medical marijuana rules fared poorly in local elections last night. The one bright spot was Nevada County, where voters rejected a proposed ban on outdoor cultivation of medical marijuana, Measure W by 58%.
  • Joint Legislative Committee Hearings on Adult Use of Marijuana Act
    The California legislature heard testimony from supporters and opponents of AUMA at a joint legislative hearing of the Assembly Business and Professions Committee, Health Committee, Revenue and Taxation Committee, and Senate Business, Professions and Economic Committee.

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