Senators Urge Sessions to Keep Trump’s Promise of Marijuana Federalism. Since neither Sens. Feinstein or Harris signed this letter, Cal NORML wrote to them, and to Sessions. Harris is calling for Sessions to resign over his false or misleading statements under oath regarding his meetings with Russian officials, and Feinstein is calling for a Judiciary investigation.)
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Reps. Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Lee, Maxine Waters, Mark DeSaulnier, Nanette Barragán, and Ted Lieu, a member of the House Committee on the Judiciary, have also called for Sessions’s resignation.
NORML’s Deputy Director Paul Armentano took on two of Sessions’ statements:
As local jurisdictions continue to implement Prop. 64, this oped from the Daily Bulletin makes an important point.
And as PG&E announced they would offer discounted rates to marijuana farmers, the impact of indoor cultivation on the state’s energy supply was examined.
Representatives Tom Garrett (R-VA) and Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) have introduced bipartisan legislation, HR 1227, to exclude marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, thus leaving states the authority to regulate the plant how best they see fit.
The “Ending Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017” eliminates federal criminal penalties for possessing and growing the plant. This legislation gives states the power and flexibility to establish their own marijuana policies free from federal interference.
Tuesday, March 7
Voters in the City of Los Angeles and Sonoma County will be asked to weigh in on local measures to regulate cannabis businesses.
Two measures on are the LA ballot: Measure M and Measure N. The proponents of Measure N have thrown their support behind Measure M, which although flawed, would at least repeal Measure D, which puts LA in peril of not being able to comply with state law.
Cal NORML Membership Meeting
Thursday, March 9 – 6 PM
Gateway Incubator, 330 2nd St., Oakland