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Oakland City Council Approves Resolution to Support AB 1256

July 26, 2021 – Today, Oakland City Council unanimously approved a resolution in support of Assembly Bill 1256 by Assemblymember Bill Quirk, to prohibit employers from discriminating against potential or current employees who have tested positive for inactive cannabis metabolites in their urine or hair. The resolution was authored by Vice Mayor Rebecca Kaplan and

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Sha’Carrie Richardson Ban Highlights Injustices in Drug Testing

    UPDATE 7/10/21 – The LA Times editorialized, Sha’Carri Richardson’s suspension was fair, but the marijuana rule isn’t, noting that, “WADA isn’t the only arena in which marijuana rules are anachronistic; the U.S. government’s attitude is practically medieval. Marijuana is legal in most states of this country, if you count medicinal use, but the federal government

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Ruling Protects CA State Employees Against Discrimination For Off-The-Job Marijuana Use

CALIFORNIA PERSONNEL BOARD RULES THAT FAILING A URINE TEST FOR MARIJUANA IS NOT PROOF OF EMPLOYEE’S IMPAIRMENT OR GROUNDS FOR DISMISSAL June 17, 2021 – The California State Personnel Board (SPB), established in the state constitution, provides direction to departments about civil service laws, rules, and policy, and also investigates and adjudicates alleged violations of civil

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Cal NORML Calls for Drug Peace Day on June 17

  This June 17th marks the 50th anniversary of President Nixon’s declaration of the War on Drugs.  The evidence is clear that the drug war has failed; 83% of Americans say so in a recent ACLU poll. Cal NORML is declaring a day of peace on June 17 in support of more effective, equitable, and

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Sponsor Cal NORML’s 25th Anniversary of Prop. 215 Event

Raise your company’s profile by sponsoring Cal NORML’s conference to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the passage of Prop. 215, the historic voter initiative that legalized medical marijuana in California and jump-started marijuana reform across the country. The day-long event will be held at the beautiful General’s Residence at Ft. Mason Center in San Francisco.

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California NORML Legal Seminar – June 1 & 2, 2021

Join us on June 1 & 2 for Cal NORML’s Fourth Legal Seminar covering criminal and business law in California with top cannabis attorneys. This year’s seminar will be held virtually via Zoom. Attorneys can earn up to 8.5 hours CLE (pending) by attending the full seminar ($250) or attend individual sessions ($50 each). Members

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April Specials on Cal NORML Memberships and Events

It’s April and that means 4/20 is upon us! To celebrate, Cal NORML is offering $420 yearly business memberships (regularly priced at $500) through April 30. Memberships can also be purchased for $42/month. As a California NORML business member you’ll be listed in one of the Cannabis Marketplace Directories on CaNORML.org, our longstanding website with 1.63 million yearly

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Sponsor Cal NORML’s 2021 Legal Seminar

Read more about the Legal Seminar BECOME A SPONSOR TODAY! Sponsoring the fourth annual Cal NORML Legal Seminar is a great way to raise visibility for your company among the top cannabis attorneys and businesspeople in California. Sponsorship will position and brand your business as one that is helping to move cannabis issues forward. We

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THE LAW OF MARIJUANA USE AND FIREARM POSSESSION IN CALIFORNIA

By C.D. Michel, Attorney at Law March 1, 2021 – Cal NORML receives lots of questions about firearms possession and the changes to California law allowing the recreational use of marijuana. Be careful! Under California law, any use of marijuana triggers a prohibition on firearm ownership and/or possession, despite California state allowing its recreational use.

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CHP Impaired Driving Report Released

  The California Highway Patrol has released its long-awaited report addressing drug-impaired driving, including driving under the influence of cannabis. The report contains numerous recommendations on improving DUI detection and prevention, data collection, public education, etc., but does not recommend adopting per se drug DUI thresholds like those used for alcohol. The report is the work of the Impaired Driving Task Force (IDTF), in which California NORML

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TOP 20 CALIFORNIA MARIJUANA STORIES FOR 2020

Please donate to Cal NORML or join as a regular or business member to help us move forward in 2021.  Cal NORML regular membership Business Membership $30.00 – $100.00 $42 – $420 TOP 20 CALIFORNIA MARIJUANA STORIES FOR 2020 1. MORE Act Passes House with California Support In a historic moment, the US House of

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