California: Oppose Unscientific
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8th National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics
May 8-10 Portland, Oregon

Cannabis in California: Ending the 100-Year War

September 10-13, 2014 Los Angeles

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Latest News from California

  • Sacramento County Supes Vote to Ban Outdoor Grows, Will Work With Advocates Towards Indoor Regulations
    April 22 - The Sacramento Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to ban outdoor medical marijuana cultivation in unincorporated areas of the county, but chose not to ban indoor cultivation and rather work with advocates to develop an indoor ordinance.
  • Medical Marijuana Regulation Bill Passes Senate Committee; Assembly Bill Up Tomorrow
    April 21 - SB 1262 (Correa), a bill introduced by the California Police Chiefs Association and the California League of Cites, passed the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee today in Sacramento and will next be heard in the Senate Health Committee.
  • Martinez Votes in Outdoor Cultivation Ban; Rejects Total Ban and Greenhouse Amendment
    April 16 - The Martinez city council voted unanimously to adopt an ordinance outlawing the cultivation of medical marijuana outdoors "or within public view."
  • Ammiano Medical Marijuana Regulation Bill Back in Assembly
    April 3 - Tom Ammiano has re-introduced his medical marijuana regulation bill under a new bill number, AB 1894. The new bill will be heard in the Assembly later this month, effectively replacing his other bill, AB 604, which had been pending in the State Senate.
  • Zero-Tolerance DUI Bill Re-Introduced
    March 2014 - For the second year in a row, a “zero-tolerance” drug DUI bill has been introduced to the legislature. The bill, AB 2500 by Assembly Member Jim Frazier (D-Oakley), would make it illegal to drive a motor vehicle with any detectable amount of THC or any other controlled substance in one’s blood.
  • Breaking the Taboo on Drug War Debate in San Francisco
    March 25 - After a screening of “Breaking the Taboo” in San Francisco, a panel featuring Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson, California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón, DPA’s Laura Thomas and activist Dorsey Nunn discussed legalization in California.
  • Cal Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Case On Patient Cultivation Rights
    March 26 - In a disappointing setback for Prop 215 patients' rights, the CA Supreme Court denied review of the Maral v Live Oak appellate decision, which upheld the right of local governments to completely ban personal use cultivation by medical marijuana patients.
  • Medical Marijuana Regulation Bills Introduced in Sacramento
    Regulation of the state’s medical marijuana industry tops this year’s legislative agenda for Cal NORML, as two different bills to regulate the industry have been introduced to the legislature
  • Governor Brown: Who Says "Potheads" Aren't Productive?
    March 7 - California NORML, the state chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, has launched an advertising campaign in response to Governor Jerry Brown's pronouncement on "Meet the Press" that "potheads" are unable to compete in the modern workforce, and that therefore he does not favor marijuana legalization in California.
  • California Democratic Party Calls For Marijuana Legalization In Its Platform

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