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Latest News from California

  • Governor Brown Signs Bill to End Medical Marijuana Deadline
    February 3 - Governor Jerry Brown has signed AB 21, an urgency measure introduced by Rep. Jim Wood that repeals a March 1 deadline in the new state medical marijuana law that some have interpreted as requiring local jurisdictions to ban or regulate medical marijuana cultivation, or lose their licensing authority.
  • Ban the Bans: Getting Active Locally
    January 21 - CAL NORML NEEDS YOUR HELP TO ALERT US TO PENDING MEDICAL MARIJUANA BANS IN CITIES AND COUNTIES.
  • California State Marijuana Bills for 2016
    January 7, 2016 - "Clean up" bills on the new state medical marijuana laws, and other bills affecting marijuana laws, have been introduced in Sacramento. An urgency measure, AB 21, which repeals the March 1 deadline for local action in MMRSA, is on track to be signed by the Governor within the month.
  • Gov. Brown Supports Woods Fix to March 1 Local Deadline in MMRSA
    December 18, 2015 - Assemblyman Jim Wood, an author of legislation setting new rules for the medical marijuana industry, said the March 1 deadline for local control was inserted in the bill in error and he plans emergency legislation next month to remove it from the law. Gov. Brown's office has confirmed he supports the measures.
  • CAL NORML GUIDE TO THE ADULT USE OF MARIJUANA ACT OF 2016 (AUMA)
    December 14, 2015 - Given its extraordinary length and complexity, AUMA includes a number of legal glitches and inconsistencies that will have to be fixed by the courts. These and other problems of interest to users are highlighted in this summary of AUMA’s major provisions.
  • Ca NORML Lobbies on Capitol Hill with fellow reformers
    November 19 - A lobbying day on Capitol Hill preceded the international Drug Policy Alliance conference in Washington DC yesterday, buoyed by the fact that HR 3713, the Sentencing Reform Act, passed the House Judiciary Committee unanimously that morning.
  • SF Exempts Medical Marijuana from Drug Testing Program for Taxis (and Lyfts)
    October 20 - In a victory for marijuana patients' rights, the SF Municipal Transportation Agency voted to amend a new drug testing program for taxi drivers to excuse positive test results for marijuana given a physician's recommendation or approval.
  • Cal NORML: A SUMMARY OF THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA REGULATION and SAFETY ACT
    October 9 - Governor Brown has signed the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act, which creates a comprehensive state licensing system for the commercial cultivation, manufacture, retail sale, transport, distribution, delivery, and testing of medical cannabis. The MMSRA will begin to take effect on Jan. 1, 2016.
  • California Marijuana Arrests Reach Lowest Level Since 1966
    September 30 - California recorded 19,711 marijuana arrests in 2014, down slightly from 20,346 in 2013. This included 13,300 felonies and 6,411 misdemeanors.
  • Lawmakers Pass Three Medical Marijuana Regulation Bills
    September 11 - California lawmakers said late Thursday that they have reached a deal on legislation to regulate and license medical marijuana. The bills passed today.

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