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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Cal NORML Legislative Priorities for 2020

Preliminary responses to our recent membership survey show that Cal NORML is on track with our legislative priorities for 2020. Respondents voted their top three priorities as: • 76% Lowering taxes on cannabis • 63% Employment rights for medical patients • 63% Opening local markets for marijuana businesses There’s still time to take let us …

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Cal NORML Releases White Paper on Vaping

A variety of vape products seized from highschool students in Sacramento. January 27, 2020 – Cal NORML has issued a White Paper titled, “Health Benefits and Risks of Cannabis Vaporizers and Vape Pens.” The paper contains several findings and recommendations, including: The California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC)  has reported that not a single California-licensed …

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Berkeley votes to expand cannabis licensing, allow vape lounges

January 28, 2020 – Berkeley city council voted unanimously (with one member, Sophia Hahn, absent) to allow delivery services and vape lounges in the city, culminating a two-year process that gathered public input through its cannabis commission, public health commission, and planning commission, as well as from dozens of Berkeley residents, veterans, seniors and others …

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Cal NORML’s 2019 Accomplishments and Plans for 2020

NORML will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2020! Cal NORML keeps our members informed of cannabis news at the federal, state, and local levels through our newsletter, website, and weekly email alerts, as well as public outreach tables at events. Through NORML’s networks we generate thousands of constituent letters in favor of progressive bills, and …

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California Adds Cannabis Smoke and THC to Prop. 65 List of Reproductive Toxins

December 12, 2019 – The Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee of the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA; a branch of Cal EPA) voted at a hearing on Wednesday to classify both cannabis smoke and delta-9-THC as reproductive toxins under California’s Prop. 65 law, over objections from Cal NORML. Labeling requirements will take effect in …

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States with Laws Protecting Patients’ Medical Rights

Arizona For the purposes of medical care, including organ transplants, a registered qualifying patient’s authorized use of marijuana must be considered the equivalent of the use of any other medication under the direction of a physician and does not constitute the use of an illicit substance or otherwise disqualify a registered qualifying patient from medical …

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Membership Special: Join Cal NORML and Get a Thank You Gift

Join Cal NORML as a sustaining member and get a free thank-you gift: your choice of one of two styles of our popular burlap sacks printed with “USA Homegrown” or “California Red Hair Sinsemilla” (shown). Usually available only at Cal NORML information tables at events, these 22″ x 36″ bags are parodies of agricultural storage …

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