Cal NORML’s 2017 Accomplishments and Plans for 2018

PLEASE JOIN CAL NORML OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP TO HELP US CONTINUE OUR WORK IN 2018. Over 60 cannabis bills, most of them regulatory, were introduced in Sacramento this year, a three-fold increase from last year. Cal NORML tracked bills with a focus on consumer rights and kept our members informed of pending changes and …

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Recreational Marijuana Sales to Begin January 1 in California

This article is from Ca NORML’s November newsletter, sent to our members. To join, support Cal NORML and receive all the news, click here. Berkeley Patients Group is one medical marijuana dispenary that plans to open their doors to recreational users on January 1. November 2017 – New Year’s 2018 is ushering in a new …

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November 16 – California’s three state cannabis licensing authorities announced today that proposed emergency licensing regulations for commercial medicinal and adult-use cannabis have been posted online and are available to the public for review. The Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control, Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch, and Department of Food …

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Opioid Commission Refuses to Consider Cannabis

UPDATE 11/13 – CNN: Opioid commission’s anti-marijuana argument stirs anger November 2 – The US Opioid Commission has jettisoned the voluminous research showing that cannabis serves as an exit drug to opioid use, in favor of a study looking at 12-year-old data. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie wrote in a letter from the Commission to …

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Marijuana Legalization and the Opioid Crisis

Marijuana Legalization and the Opioid Crisis California NORML November 1, 2017 The evidence is mounting that allowing access to marijuana, used medicinally or recreationally, could be an answer to the opioid crisis. On almost a weekly basis, a new study emerges confirming the pain-killing properties of cannabis, or finding that states with medical cannabis laws …

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