NCIA/CCIA Conference Report: Day One

Read Day 2 Report The NCIA/CCIA conference in Anaheim got off to a rousing start with NCIA founder Aaron Smith reminding the crowd that California was still the biggest potential market for the cannabis industry, even now that Canada has become the second country to legalize it. Smith announced that the latest Gallup poll shows …

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CA Cannabis Regulations Issued for Final 15-Day Comment Period

Updated 1:10 PM October 19, 2018 – Regulations for cannabis businesses in California have been issued by the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC), the CA Dept of Food of Agriculture (CDFA), and the CA Dept. of Public Health (CDPH). A final 15-day comment period on the proposed regulations has opened. The controversial regulation allowing deliveries …

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AG Becerra Announces Campaign Against Marijuana Planting Data for 2018

Attorney General Becerra announced that this year’s Campaign Against Marijuana Planting, a multijurisdictional task force including DEA and other agencies, made 52 arrests at 254 grow sites across 40 counties. The Campaign Against Marijuana Planting claims to have eradicated 614,267 illegal marijuana plants on public lands in California this year, half the number taken in 2017. The state’s wildfires …

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Cannabis Bills Sent to Governor for Signature

UPDATED 10/1/18 3:17 AM Governor Brown met his deadline of Sunday, Sept. 30 to sign or veto bills from this year’s legislative session. He signed a bill to automatically resentence past marijuana convictions, but vetoed one to protect cannabis compassion programs that give away medicine to indigent patients, and another to allow parents to bring …

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Cal NORML Submits Comments to Bureau of Cannabis Control on Pending Regulations

August 27, 2018 – On behalf of its members and cannabis consumers across the state, California NORML has submitted comments to the state Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) on their proposed final regulations for cannabis businesses in the state. Cal NORML’s three main concerns are: CONCERN #1: Resealable Child-Resistant Opaque Exit Packaging Unnecessary The proposed …

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Final Hearings on Proposed Cannabis Regulations for California

Sacramento, August 21, 2018 – Led by committee member Alice Huffman of NAACP, the state Bureau of Cannabis Control’s Cannabis Advisory Committee voted overwhelmingly on August 20 to approve a resolution in favor of regulation 5416(d), to allow for home deliveries of cannabis throughout California. Cal NORML testified in favor of the regulation along with …

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Cal NORML Backs Home Deliveries of Cannabis in California

August 16, 2018 – In testimony submitted to state Bureau of Cannabis Control, Cal NORML strongly backed a proposed regulation to allow home delivery of cannabis from licensed businesses to households throughout California. “On behalf of California’s many consumers living in jurisdictions that have banned licensed sales of cannabis, we wish to express our strong …

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CA Democratic Executive Committee Endorses Employment Rights for Cannabis Users

At their July 13-15 meeting in Oakland, the California Democratic Party’s Executive Board passed a resolution in support of the right of all employees to engage in the consumption of cannabis off-duty without the fear of being terminated from their jobs. The CaDEM resolution supports all employees’ rights (for medical and recreational use) and was …

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