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Tagged With: California

California: Marijuana Regulation Implementation Bill Sent to Governor

Members of the state assembly and senate have passed legislation, Senate Bill 94, regarding the implementation of the Adult Use Marijuana Act and make amendments to the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act. The legislation imposes various regulatory changes surrounding the licensing of medical and retail facilities. A summary of some of these changes appears … Continue reading »

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California: Legislation To Bring Clarity And Protections For Marijuana Industry

Update: AB 1159 passed the Assembly on 5/15 AB 1159, would bring much-needed clarity to the medical and recreational cannabis industry and extend protections for individuals and businesses in their dealings with their legal advisors  The current conflict between federal and California law regarding the legality of cannabis creates problems for businesses that are unlike … Continue reading »

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California: Oppose Legislation To Ban Vaping In Public Housing

Update: The Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee voted in favor of AB 62 by a vote of 7-0 on April 27 and now heads to the full Assembly.  Legislation introduced by Assemblyman Jim Wood, AB 62, would ban smoking and vaping of tobacco, cannabis, and other medicinal herbs in public housing.  Cal NORML opposes … Continue reading »

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California: Support Legislation to Protect Marijuana Laws From Federal Interference

Legislation is pending, Assembly Bill 1578, to try and limit potential federal interference in the state’s marijuana regulatory laws. 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 … Continue reading »

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California: Victims of Inconsistent Marijuana Laws

Now that 29 states have legalized medical marijuana, eight have legalized adult-use, and several others are considering legislation to legalize either adult-use or medical marijuana during the 2017 legislative session, it’s obvious that the end of marijuana prohibition is near. But that doesn’t mean the ongoing conflict between local, state and federal laws has become any … Continue reading »

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California Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

According to the Associated Press, voters in California will approve Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act. Thhe AP has the measure leading 55 percent to 45 percent and has called the race. “What California voters did tonight was not just approve the legalization and regulation of marijuana in their state, they also delivered a … Continue reading »

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California: Governor Signs Emergency Legislation to Discourage Enactment of Local Medical Marijuana Bans

Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday, February 3, signed legislation that seeks to dissuade California cities and counties from enacting municipal restrictions on the cultivation and dispensing of medical marijuana. The measure takes immediate effect. Assembly Bill 21 amends a drafting error in the The Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act by removing an apparent March 1, 2016 deadline … Continue reading »

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California: Medical Marijuana Tax Measure Defeated

Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee have failed to move forward legislation, AB 2243, that sought to impose a new $ 9.75/ounce tax on the cultivation of medical-only marijuana. Both NORML and California NORML opposed this measure, and we thank those of you who took time to contact your elected officials and urged them to … Continue reading »

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California: Legislation To Impose Cultivation Tax On Medical Marijuana Pending

Legislation is pending in the Senate that seeks to impose new taxes on the production and purchase of medical cannabis. Senate Bill 987 imposes a special 15 percent statewide tax upon medical marijuana sales. This tax would be in addition to the imposition of existing state and local taxes. Assembly Bill 2243 imposes a new $ 9.75/ounce … Continue reading »

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California: Lawmakers Shelve Bill To Impose Presumptive THC Impairment Standards

Members of the Assembly Appropriations Committee have rejected legislation that sought to presume impairment in drivers with trace levels of THC in their blood. NORML wishes to thank those of who contacted your state lawmakers opposing this effort. Assembly Bill 2740, sought to “make it an offense for a person who has 5 ng/ml or … Continue reading »

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