Coming Events

Cal NORML Membership Meeting
Thursday, January 12 • 6 PM
Meadow Meeting Space
60 13th St. San Francisco

Cal NORML Legal Seminar
February 18, 2017
Waterfront Hotel, Oakland

Upcoming NORML chapter meetings.


Latest News from California

Thousands to Receive Lesser Charges, Sentence Reductions Under Prop. 64
November 28 - Several Cal NORML legal committee attorneys have reported that their clients have avoided jail time by having charges reduced under the Adult Use of Marijuana Act. The biggest group affected by Prop. 64—those who have already been punished for past pot convictions —may number in the hundreds of thousands.

Petitioning for Recall, Dismissal of Sentence and Resentencing Sections in Prop. 64
November 19 - The state has released a form to file for sentence reduction under Prop. 64.

Employment Rights for Marijuana Users a Priority for Cal NORML
November 11 - As we expected, one of the most frequently asked questions we have been getting since Prop. 64 passed legalizing adult marijuana use in California is, "Am I now protected against drug testing on my job?"

What's Legal, and What Isn't, After Prop. 64
November 9, 2016 - Californians have approved Prop. 64 to legalize adult use of marijuana by a margin of 56-44%.

  • Cal NORML's Post Prop. 64 Reform Agenda
    Versions of this proposal have been endorsed by the San Francisco and Alameda County Democratic Central Committees, and the Oakland Cannabis Commission.
  • Two Thirds of California's Counties Vote for Marijuana Legalization
    UPDATED 11/28 - Proposition 64 carried in 38 of California’s 58 counties, with 19 counties voting against and Trinity County too close to call at latest report.
  • Under Prop. 64, Locals That Ban Personal Outdoor Cultivation or Cannabis Commerce Would Lose Tax Dollars
    October 31, 2016 - Although cultivation for personal use will be legal as of November 9, 2016 if the AUMA is approved by voters, local governments will not lose any regulatory authority if they do not have an ordinance in place addressing personal cultivation before the election.
  • Tax and Fee Changes for Medical Marijuana Patients upon Prop. 64 Passage
    October 28, 2016 - If Proposition 64 passes, effective November 9, 2016, qualified patients with a state ID card will be exempted from retail sales tax on medical cannabis. ID card prices will be capped at $100 (or $50 for MediCal recipients).
  • California to Cast Crucial Vote on Prop. 64 for Adult Marijuana Legalization
    October 2016 - Californians will join the voters of Arizona, Nevada, Maine and Massachusetts in voting on an initiative to legalize adult use of marijuana on November 8th.
  • State Legislature Ends Busy Session
    SACRAMENTO, Sept. 29 - This year’s legislative session saw a record number of marijuana bills, both good and bad, in Sacramento. Happily the worst ones were all defeated, and a few good ones survived to reach the Governor’s desk.
  • Ninth Circuit Court Protects MMJ Patients Against Feds, Upholds Infringement on Their Gun Rights
    August 2016 - A three-judge panel of the Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously on August 16 that the US Department of Justice may not prosecute medical marijuana operations that are in compliance with state law. On August 31, a separate three-judge panel from the same court ruled that a Nevada woman could be denied her right to purchase a gun because she had a medical marijuana card.

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