Cal NORML testifies to state Board of Equalization on sales tax benefits of legal medical cannabis dispensaries.

MMJ Advocates Call on Cal. Board of Equalization for Representation with Taxation SACRAMENTO, March 18th, 2008. Medical marijuana advocates appealed to the state Board of Equalization to recognize their contribution to California’s sales taxes revenues and stand up for their right to “taxation with representation.” The Board heard testimony from California NORML, ASA, and half …

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California Hemp & Health Initiative 2008 gathering signatures.

Activists are circulating a sweeping legalization initiative for the 2008 ballot, the California Cannabis Hemp and Health Initiative. Sponsored by veteran hemp advocate Jack Herer along with Eddy Lepp and other activists, the initiative would repeal criminal and civil penalties for cannabis, ban drug testing for metabolites, and provide that marijuana be regulated in a …

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NORML Statement to UN NGO Consultation on Narcotic Drugs ­ Vancouver, Feb 4th-5th, 2008

– For Immediate Release – No Progress Toward Goal of Eliminating Illicit Cannabis Only Practicable Solution: Eliminate Its Illicit Status The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws welcomes the opportunity to participate in the “Beyond 2008” NGO Regional Consultation of the Vienna NGO Committee on Narcotic Drugs in Vancouver, Canada Feb 4-5 2008. …

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CA Supreme Court Rules Employers Can Discriminate Against Workers Using Medical Marijuana

Jan 24th, 2008. The California Supreme Court ruled 5-2 that employers can drug test and fire workers for using medical marijuana. The court dismissed a lawsuit brought by Gary Ross under the state’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) arguing that he had been wrongfully denied employment by RagingWire Telecommunications on account of testing positive …

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