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Payment Processing that Benefits You and Cal NORML

California NORML is excited to announce a new partnership with Banking and Merchant Specialist, Ian Rassman. This new collaboration will benefit our business members while generating essential funds for Cal NORML with each tap of your customers’ payment cards. You’ll enjoy all applicable processing services at extremely competitive rates alongside personalized service from a team …

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Cannabis Consumers’ Employment Rights Won in California

View and Download this information as a Fact Sheet Download a Fact Sheet for Employers Starting on January 1, 2024, most Californians will be protected by a Cal NORML-sponsored bill (AB 2188 – GC 12954) which states that employers may not refuse to hire, fire, or penalize an employee based on the results of hair or …

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Cannabis Collections Cash Crunch

Ron Naulls, Naulls Legal Group There are clear signs that the macroeconomic environment is causing some financial tightening across the board, and the cannabis industry is not immune. The uncertain times and challenging environment (i.e., lack of access to capital, taxation, regulation/compliance, the illicit market, inflation, and other macroeconomic issues like geopolitical tensions) add to …

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Second Amendment

Marijuana Use and Firearms Possession 2023 Update

Marijuana Use and Firearms Possession Are the Times A-Changin? C.D. Michel, Michel & Associates, P.C. INTRODUCTION In our 2021 article for California NORML, we discussed how federal gun laws intersect with California’s legalization of recreational marijuana use. In that article, we examined Ninth Circuit authority holding that federal law makes it illegal for all marijuana …

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Dale Gieringer scholarship at Oaksterdam University

Dale Gieringer Scholarship at Oaksterdam University

In honor of California NORML’s Director Dale Gieringer, and 4/20, Cal NORML is awarding four scholarships courtesy of Oaksterdam University. Choose from two self-paced online courses: Home Grow Value $420 Learn to successfully grow and harvest high-quality cannabis plants from your own garden or tent. Budtending Value $695 Get in on the ground floor at …

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Can You Protect Your Business by Trademarking Your Cannabis Brand?

By Arbana Lika and Hannah Stitt, Tectonic, LLP Ideas, inventions, processes, original works of authorship and trademarks are eligible for protection through the United States government – even for cannabis industry operators! In this blog, we focus on trademark rights and how trademark applications for cannabis goods and services are treated. WHERE THE LAW CURRENTLY …

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Cal NORML 50th anniversary of CMI

Cal NORML 50th Anniversary Presentations

Hear the stories from the activists from the 1972 California Marijuana Initiative Tickets to view the Zoom recording of the 11/12 program are available! Visit this link and click on the Zoom option. You will then be sent a link to view the 2-hour, informative and fun program featuring Keith Stroup, John Sinclair, Gordon Brownell, Michael & …

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Cannabis Display and Program and CA State Fair Continues Through July 31

This year for the first time, the California State Fair has recognized and awarded cannabis cultivators. Cal NORML celebrated our 50th Anniversary at the Fair on Saturday, July 23 with two panels in the Cannabis Exhibit, where the winners are celebrated and an interactive and immersive display covers the history, culture, and pioneers of California …

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Gov. Newsom Signs Cannabis Compassion Bill

UPDATE 10/13/2019 – The Governor has signed the bill into law. Thanks to all our supporters who sent letters in support. Cal NORML networks sent over 3000 letters to lawmakers in 2019. UPDATE 9/21/2019 – SB 34, the Dennis Peron & Brownie Mary Cannabis Compassion bill, has passed through the CA legislature and awaits the …

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Contra Costa Pot Giveaway Celebration and Protest

On the courthouse steps December 8 – Cannabis advocates handed out free marijuana to grateful recipients on the Contra Costa County Courthouse steps today in protest of the county’s lack of legal, affordable dispensaries. Organizers, including Contra Costa County NORML and, took advantage of California’s legalization law, which makes it legal to possess and …

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