Gov. Newsom Signs Bill to Protect Employment Rights of Cannabis Consumers, Other Reform Measures

SACRAMENTO, September 18 – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has signed several measures to strengthen California’s cannabis laws, expand the legal cannabis market and redress the harms of cannabis prohibition. Among the bills signed were AB 2188 by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), a Cal NORML-sponsored bill that protects Californians from employment discrimination based on their use …

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Gov. Newsom Signs Bills to Protect Medical Marijuana Patients, Considers Others

UPDATED 9/6/2022 Gov. Newsom has signed a bill (AB 1954 – Quirk) to protect the right of patients to medical treatment if they use marijuana, and the right of physicians and clinics to treat them. The bill was sponsored by Cal NORML and co-sponsored by Americans for Safe Access. “Many physicians are under the mistaken …

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California Passes Bill to Protect Rights of Workers Who Use Cannabis Off the Job

Please donate to Cal NORML to support our advocacy work, or join as a regular or business member: Cal NORML regular membership Business Membership with Free Listing $25.00 – $100.00 / year SPECIAL: $45/month – $450/year UPDATE 9/18/22 – Gov. Newsom Signs Bill to Protect Employment Rights of Cannabis Consumers, Other Reform Measures 9/1/22 – The …

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Leading Issues in California Cannabis Law and Policy: Online Webinar on Thursday, August 25

On Thursday, August 25, 2022 from 4:00- 5:30 pm, Cal NORML Board Members and California cannabis policy experts Hirsh Jain and Lauren Mendelsohn will host a webinar to discuss the most critical issues facing the California cannabis industry. BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW: PUBLIC: $25 (SCHOLARSHIP OPTIONS AVAILABLE: WRITE HERE). CAL NORML ATTORNEY MEMBERS: $50 (WITH …

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Want to Grow Cannabis? Start with a Plan

By Oaksterdam University Cultivating cannabis is a rewarding hobby, which is why approximately 6% of consumers in the United States grow their own, and that number continues to rise. The overwhelming majority of home growers— 70% percent — say they grow simply because they enjoy it. In addition to growing for pleasure, there are other …

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Primary Election Guide to Cannabis Candidates: June 2022

  This page will be updated as we learn more about candidates and races.  The California Statewide Primary Election is on Tuesday, June 7, and the deadline to register to vote is Monday, May 23. If you miss the May 23 deadline, you can also register and vote in person through Election Day, June 7, …

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Gov. Newsom Proposes Ending Cannabis Cultivation Tax in California

At Gov. Newsom’s press conference this morning announcing his May budget revision, he was asked about his proposal to end the cannabis cultivation tax while keeping the state excise tax at 15%, while granting authority to raise the tax to as much as 19% if tax revenues fall below $670 million as soon as January …

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