Cannabis bills face uphill battle in Capitol

 California NORML  Comments Off on Cannabis bills face uphill battle in Capitol
Jan 272012
 

The California Legislature will soon vote on two marijuana reform bills that seem to be more popular with the public than with the politicians in Sacramento: SB 129 by state Sen. Mark Leno, which would prohibit employment discrimination against medical marijuana patients, and AB 1017 by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, which would allow for reduced, misdemeanor charges in marijuana cultivation cases. Both bills have strong public support according to a newly released poll of state voters [read more …]

Cal NORML issues year-end call for donations

 California NORML  Comments Off on Cal NORML issues year-end call for donations
Dec 282011
 

Dear friends of Cal NORML: We urge you to consider a year-end donation to California NORML via https://www.wepay.com/donations/california_norml. 2012 presents major challenges for cannabis reform here in California. In coming days, Cal NORML will announce its support of a major new initiative drive, sponsored by a broad “unity” coalition of groups, to reform the state’s medical marijuana laws in a way that protects patients’ rights, provides clear legal protection to providers, and realizes Prop. 215’s [read more …]

CalNORML issues 2012 cannabis reform agenda

 California NORML  Comments Off on CalNORML issues 2012 cannabis reform agenda
Dec 192011
 

This year-end CalNORML recap arrived via e-mail: If you haven’t already done so, please urge President Obama to call off the federal war on medical marijuana by visiting http://www.capwiz.com/norml2/issues/alert/?alertid=58723501 Cal NORML is proud to have been on the leading edge of cannabis reform this year, sponsoring two state-wide conferences that led to the filing of several ballot initiatives for 2012. We will have important new news about ballot measures shortly. PLEASE CONSIDER A YEAR-END DONATION [read more …]

NORML ousts Redding chapter head after outburst

 California NORML  Comments Off on NORML ousts Redding chapter head after outburst
Dec 162011
 

The director of the local chapter of a nonprofit organization seeking to reform California’s marijuana laws has been booted for his angry outburst during Tuesday’s meeting of the Shasta County Board of Supervisors after they banned medical marijuana dispensaries. Russ Belville, the Portland-based outreach coordinator for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), said in an apology issued to the supervisors that James Benno of Redding is no longer a representative of [read more …]