CA NORML News Update


Last week Congress had to pass a short-term budget to fund the federal government and it’s up to us to make sure that lawmakers reauthorize the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment.

This critical amendment stops Jeff Sessions’ Department of Justice from targeting state-sanctioned medical marijuana patients, growers, caregivers, and providers.

Click here now to tell your member of Congress to Stop Sessions from going after marijuana.

On the state side, members of the California Assembly Public Safety Committee passed AB 1578 (Jones-Sawyer) on April 18 by a vote of 5-2.

The bill states, “This bill would prohibit a state or local agency, as defined, from taking certain actions without a court order signed by a judge, including using agency money, facilities, property, equipment, or personnel to assist a federal agency to investigate, detain, detect, report, or arrest a person for commercial or noncommercial marijuana or medical cannabis activity that is authorized by law in the State of California and transferring an individual to federal law enforcement authorities for purposes of marijuana enforcement.”

Please click here to urge your state elected officials to support AB 1578. 

Cal NORML’s 2016 Accomplishments and Plans for 2017

California’s Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation has released a notice of rule making with hearing dates starting June 1 and draft regulations. We’re expecting more proposed regulations from CDFA and DPH.

CDFA Releases Draft Regulations on California’s Medical Cannabis Cultivation Program

Senate Public Safety Committee Waters Down Marijuana DUI Bills

Lobbyists dismissed her as ‘Pot Girl.’ Now they want her business

California Cannabis Farmers Insist on Driving Their Own Trucks; Here’s Why

These Five Cannabis Changemakers Helped California Legalize Marijuana



June 5, 2017
Cal NORML / ASA Citizen Lobby Day

Join Cal NORML and Americans for Safe Access for a citizen lobby day in Sacramento. We’ll be pushing for employment rights and pain patients’ rights, as well as lobbying on the bills introduced in the current session.

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