Marijuana-Using Californians Could Win Employment Rights this Year

Votes in Legislature Set for August on AB 2188, Other Reform Bills California has a chance to catch up with other states that protect employment rights for off-the-job cannabis consumers this year, with a California NORML–sponsored bill AB 2188 (Quirk). The bill would disallow job discrimination based on urine or hair tests that detect only inactive metabolites of THC, …

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Cal NORML 50th Anniversary Specials for Businesses

Celebrate Cal NORML’s 50th Anniversary with These Specials: Cal NORML is celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2022. We have been successfully advocating for the rights of cannabis consumers in California since we were founded in 1972. To celebrate, we’re offering business membership specials. Help us keep up the momentum with our essential legislative campaigns like …

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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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California Cannabis Consumers Call for Tax Relief

With California’s legal cannabis industry in dire straits due to high taxes and regulatory costs,  California NORML called on legislators to pass a tax relief bill by Sen. Bradford (SB 1281) at a hearings before the State Senate Governance and Finance Committee on May 4. The Bradford bill would eliminate the state cultivation tax, which …

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CAL NORML 2021 ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND PLANS FOR 2022

Read about Cal NORML’s 2021/2022 activities. We are working for your rights!  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 $20.00 – $100.00 / year $50/month – $500/year   Cal NORML PRIORITIES FOR 2022 Pass employment …

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Oakland Public Safety Committee Votes to Prohibit Cannabis Metabolites Testing of City Employees

Oakland, CA — Today, November 9, 2021, the Oakland Public Safety Committee voted unanimously to forward the proposed ordinance introduced by Vice Mayor Rebecca Kaplan (pictured) and co-authored by Council President Fortunato Bas, Councilmember Kalb, and Pro Tem Thao, creating a Prohibition Against City Employees Cannabis Metabolites Testing. Currently, the city tests employees for cannabis …

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Where The Reefer Meets the Road: Taking Local Action in California

Join Cal NORML as we visit with leaders of local NORML chapters in LA, OC, Contra Costa, Inland Empire and San Diego to find out what the issues are on the ground and how activists across California can get involved in marijuana reform efforts at the local level. Also find out about the national effort …

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CA DPH Misrepresents Cannabis Smoke & Vape Hazards Using Anti-Tobacco Funds

The California Department of Public Health has undertaken a busboard campaign claiming that marijuana and vapes produce similar second-hand smoking dangers as tobacco. The ads reference a TobaccoFreeCA webpage  warning that secondhand marijuana smoke is cancer-causing and harmful to the brain, lungs, and heart. A subpage titled, “Exposure to Secondhand Smoke from Marijuana is Dangerous,” …

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Clearing of Past Marijuana Crimes Moves Forward Across California

UPDATES 1/22: Asm. Mia Bonta has introduced AB 1706 to expedite clearing of marijuana records in California. Please tell your Assemblymember to support AB 1706. 12/21: AG Bonta Pledges DOJ Help to Clear Past Marijuana Convictions in California 1/22: LA Times: California was supposed to clear cannabis convictions. Tens of thousands are still languishing 10/21: …

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How to Vote for Marijuana in CA’s May 12 Special Elections

Two special elections are being held on Tuesday, May 12, in Congressional District 25 (parts of LA and Ventura counties) and in State Senate District 28 (in Riverside county). Vying for the open Congressional seat left vacant by Rep. Katie Hill are Democrat Christy Smith and Republican Mike Garcia. Smith, a California Assemblywoman, has a …

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