Membership Special: Join Cal NORML and Get a Thank You Gift

Join Cal NORML as a sustaining member and get a free thank-you gift: your choice of one of two styles of our popular burlap sacks printed with “USA Homegrown” or “California Red Hair Sinsemilla” (shown). Usually available only at Cal NORML information tables at events, these 22″ x 36″ bags are parodies of agricultural storage …

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CA Committees Hold Hearing on Vaping in Sacramento

October 17, 2019 – Three California Assembly committees held a joint informational hearing on “Vaping Tobacco and Cannabis Products: Health Effects and Deficiencies in Regulation and Current Law” yesterday in Sacramento. Committee chairs Evan Low (Business & Professions), Jim Wood (Health), and Adam Gray (Governmental Organization) made opening remarks. Wood said that he was concerned …

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Newsom Signs Bills Protecting Cannabis Compassion Programs and Students

UPDATE: THE LAW WILL TAKE EFFECT ON MARCH 1, 2020. October 14, 2019 – Governor Newsom has signed SB 34 (Wiener), to exempt compassion programs that give away cannabis to needy patients from taxation. He also signed into law SB 223 (Hill) to allow parents to bring cannabis medicines to their children at school (if …

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NCIA Hosts 3,000+ Top Cannabis Entrepreneurs at 3rd Annual California Cannabis Business Conference

Sign up here and get 20% off registration with the code CANORML20. The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) is hosting the third annual California Cannabis Business Conference this October 8-9. The event, which will take place at the Long Beach Convention Center, will gather thousands of cannabis industry leaders, policymakers and entrepreneurs to discuss and …

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Cannabis Vaping: What’s Safe and What’s Not

  PHOTO: Jason Schwartzman and Jenny Slate vape in HBO’s “Bored to Death” (2011) Download CAL NORML’S Health Advisory on Cannabis Vape Oils UPDATE 11/14 – A fourth death has been reported in California tied to vaping, this one apparently related to e-cigarettes. CDPH continues to urge everyone to refrain from vaping and e-cigarette use, …

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Cal NORML Health Advisory: Don’t Use Unlicensed Vape Oils

UPDATE 9/7/2019 – The California Dept. of Public Health has put up a website page about Risks of Vaping.  UPDATE 9/6/2019 – Los Angeles county has reported the first death in California related to the use of e-cigarettes. Officials are holding a press conference this afternoon.  The Center for Disease Control has announced there have …

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On Overdose Awareness Day, California Policy Continues to Drive Opiate Use

Today, on International Overdose Awareness Day, we note with sadness the recent passing of Tyler Skaggs, a 27-year-old pitcher with the LA Angels of Anaheim, who had fentanyl and oxycodone in his system when he died, as well as alcohol. A new study published in the journal Economic Inquiry found that when state adult-use cannabis …

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Cal DOJ Issues Medical Marijuana Guidelines

The California Department of Justice has issued updated Guidelines for the Security and Non-Diversion of Cannabis Grown for Medical Use that are in keeping with the advice Cal NORML has been giving patients and collectives in the state. The DOJ guidelines give an overview of the state marijuana laws that have passed, starting with Prop. 215 …

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Double Your Donation For Cal NORML’s Employment Rights Campaign Through Labor Day

August 8, 2019 – Today, California NORML announces a fundraising campaign to support its efforts to protect the employment rights of cannabis consumers in California. All donations made to the campaign through Labor Day (September 2 will be doubled by a matching donor. Please make a donation today to Cal NORML’s employment rights campaign! California …

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CA Earns Only a B+ on Medical Cannabis Access Report Card

  In the yearly Medical Cannabis Access Report Card from Americans for Safe Access, California still has only a B+ Grade. The report states: In 2019, medical cannabis cooperatives became illegal under state law, which is a devastating blow to low- or fixed-income patients. The state also released updated guidance on testing and carried out …

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