TOP 20 CALIFORNIA MARIJUANA STORIES FOR 2020

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TOP 20 CALIFORNIA MARIJUANA STORIES FOR 2020

1. MORE Act Passes House with California Support
In a historic moment, the US House of Representatives voted for the first time ever to end federal marijuana prohibition via the MORE Act, a bill co-sponsored by 22 California congresspersons. Also, an appropriation package approved by Congress repeals the longstanding federal ban on providing student aid eligibility to those with certain drug convictions.

2. Cannabis Businesses Deemed “Essential” in California During COVID-19 Orders

3. California Cities and Counties Vote to Open Cannabis Businesses

4. West Hollywood and San Francisco Exempt Cannabis from Apartment Smoking Bans

5. Berkeley Votes to Expand Cannabis Licensing, Allow Vape Lounges

6. Racial Arrest Disparities Increase as Marijuana Arrests Decline in California

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

8. Clearing of Past Marijuana Crimes Moves Forward Across California

9. CA Senator Kamala Harris Named Vice President

10. CA Cannabis Stores Hit with Robberies, Closures and Curfews

11. Californians Facing Deportation Granted Clemency—Mostly For Cannabis And Drug Convictions

12. El Dorado County Protects Medical Cannabis Cultivation Rights for 2020

13. California Bureau of Cannabis Control Asks for More Policing Power

14. Gov. Newsom Signs Order Extending Cannabis ID Card Tax Breaks

15. Cannabis Not Culpable in Los Angeles Fire

16. Cal NORML Releases White Paper on Vaping

17. California agency recommends major overhaul to state’s marijuana taxes

18. CA Cannabis Czarina Lori Ajax Resigns

19. New CA Senator Alex Padilla Appeared in PSA with Cheech Marin

20. SF Mayor London Breed Suggests “Netflix and Chill” for 4/20/20

 

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Now is the time to build on the momentum of these victories and push for further reforms in 2021. At the state level, Cal NORML will be prioritizing a bill to protect the employment rights of cannabis consumers and supporting lowering taxes on marijuana. And we will continue to support local efforts towards greater, more meaningful access to cannabis, including opening consumption rooms.

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