Racism in Drug Testing: A Literature Survey

It is not news that workplace drug testing is a potentially racist practice. The pattern fits an observation previously made by the ACLU, which wrote on its website that drug-testing policies not only are a “significant and unjustified invasion of privacy, they also single out those living in low-income communities and disproportionately impact people of …

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California Cities and Counties Vote to Open Cannabis Businesses

  The Apothecarium cannabis store in Berkeley, CA. November 4, 2020 – As all marijuana reform measures in other states (Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota) won voter approval in the November 3 election, voters across California approved nearly all of the local measures to allow, tax and regulate cannabis sales in their …

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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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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 let us know …

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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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