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NEWS 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 […]


Jill Stein, 2016 Green Party Presidential Candidate to Visit Humboldt County 3/8/2016

From Jill Stein HQ, Jill Stein, 2016 Green Party Presidential candidate and tireless organizer for people, planet and peace over profit, is heading to California for an 8-day whirlwind tour of the state from Arcata to San Diego, including a stop at the California Green Party’s state membership meeting in […]


Senators Urge Sessions to Keep Trump’s Promise of Marijuana Federalism-Reason.Com

by Jacob Sullum at Reason.com Yesterday 11 senators sent Attorney General Jeff Sessions a letter expressing concern about recent statements suggesting he plans to enforce the federal ban on marijuana against state-licensed businesses that serve recreational cannabis consumers. The senators, all of whom represent states that have legalized marijuana for medical […]


Politico-Sessions Reassures Senators: No Crackdown Imminent

Worries about a shift in federal enforcement in states that have legalized recreational use may be overblown. By BURGESS EVERETT 03/02/17 02:05 PM EST Updated 03/02/17 05:54 PM EST The Trump administration is causing serious paranoia among marijuana advocates with its hints of a federal crackdown on recreational use. But […]


Las Vegas Cannabis Cup Continues with State Rights over Federal Cannabis Issues

Despite recent concerns from Federal authorities in regards to the High Times Cannabis Cup in Las Vegas, the event will continue. The main concern seems to be distribution and not the “use” of cannabis, in which the recent Humboldt County Cup attempted to comply with the “use” law in January […]


Federal: Bill Introduced To End Federal Marijuana Prohibition

National NORML ACTION ALERT- Follow the link below to contact your lawmakers and urge them to support this pending legislation. Let the States Decide Their Own Marijuana Policies Representatives Tom Garrett (R-VA) and Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) have introduced bipartisan legislation to exclude marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, thus leaving states […]


CA NORML News-2017 Bills Submitted in California Legislature 

Cal NORML has posted a list of the 44 bills that are pending in the legislature in Sacramento. • Six pending bills concern DUID laws. One is AB 6 (Lackey). We just got word that this bill, which would have permitted the collection of oral swab tests for drivers, has been gutted after Cal NORML […]


Humboldt NORML Monthly Meeting Notes

  Meeting Agenda 2/23/2017 LAST MEETING RECAP -PROP 64 Passes, Good or Bad? -Cal NORML’s Post-64 Reform Agenda (1) Expand areas where marijuana can be used for medical and adult use, particularly when vaporized. (2) Protect cannabis users from discrimination in employment, housing, parental and medical rights. (3) Forbid local bans […]


Washington Post-Sean Spicer Correlates Marijuana use to Opioids. Evidence isn’t on his side.

  By Derek Hawkins February 24,2017 The epidemic of opioid addiction in the United States has been well documented. A staggering 33,000 people died in 2015 from overdosing on prescription painkillers, heroin or similar drugs, on par with the number killed by firearms and in car accidents. The epidemic is growing, but […]


Opioid Studies and Cannabis/ Marijuana

On Feb. 23, 2017 the White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer stated the following: “I’ve said before that the President understands the pain and suffering that many people go through who are facing, especially, terminal diseases and the comfort that some of these drugs, including medical marijuana, can bring to them.” […]