Month: February 2017

44 Marijuana Related Bills Submitted to State Legislature Today

Feb. 22, 2017









The final bills for this year’s legislative session have been introduced in Sacramento. There are 44 bills that could affect cannabis law and policy in California. Cal NORML is consulting with our attorneys and others on positions and priorities on these bills, which we will be tracking and announcing hearings and votes on. Stay tuned to this page for updates.

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GOP Rep Rohrabacher Introduces Bill To End Federal Marijuana Prohibition

When at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That’s definitely the motto of California Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher. Over the past four years he’s twice introduced legislation to end Federal marijuana prohibition in states where it has already been legalized. Rohrabacher’s bill would exempt citizens who consume, sell, or otherwise engage with marijuana in those states from prosecution under Federal law.

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California delves into details of regulating recreational marijuana

Should police officers be able to use a controversial spit test to see if they believe drivers are high? Should billboards advertising pot shops be allowed on state highways? Should marijuana business owners have to drive hundreds of miles with their trunks full of cash to pay their tax bills? These are a few of the questions California legislators are attempting to tackle through an ever-increasing number of bills proposed since voters legalized recreational marijuana with Proposition 64 in November.

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