Clearing of Past Marijuana Crimes Moves Forward Across California

THIS STORY HAS BEEN UPDATED. June 28, 2020 – Proposition 64 (the Adult Use of Marijuana Act or AUMA), which California voters passed in November 2016, allowed people with past marijuana convictions to petition the court for expungement or resentencing. AB 1793 (Bonta), to automatically expunge or resentence certain past marijuana crimes without requiring the …

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Links Between Cannabis Racial Arrest Disparities and Tax Dollars for Police Studied

  June 18, 2020 – Two new reports, taken together, have found that California communities where huge racial disparities in marijuana arrests have been happening for decades are spending cannabis tax dollars to increase their police budgets since the passage of Prop. 64. The two reports are: • When the Smoke Clears: Racial Disparities in …

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Consumer Warning: CA Cannabis Stores Being Hit with Robberies, Closures and Curfews

UPDATE 6/30/2020 – We have had several reliable, confirmed reports that police in San Francisco and Oakland are warning cannabis businesses that a second wave of robberies could happen over the July 4 weekend, especially on Saturday when police will be busy with fireworks celebrations, etc. Businesses are advised to take precautionary safety measures. It …

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California Cannabis Voter Guide to November 3, 2020 Election

Visit NORML’s Smoke the Vote Guide and enter in your zip code or address to find Congressional candidates, as well as candidates for the State Senate and Assembly in your district. Some key races are described below.  Cal NORML is seeking input on local elections and ballot measures that will be voted on in November …

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