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.
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.”
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.
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.