United States Is Turning the Corner on Marijuana

By: Human Rights Watch WASHINGTON, DC, Nov. 10, 2016 –  Voters in three states approved ballot measures on November 8, 2016, to legalize the use and possession of small amounts of marijuana, part of a continued shift in United States drug policy, Human Rights Watch said today. In addition, Oklahoma voted to reduce its criminal penalties for drug offenses by …

Millions more voters legalizing marijuana won’t clear up regulatory haze

October 28, 2016 – Congress continues to resist decriminalizing marijuana even as a popular crusade to legalize its use state by state may soon mean almost a quarter of Americans can smoke up at will, not including the many more who can use the drug medicinally. This has resulted in a patchwork of state laws alongside federal ones that have …

Cal Growers Nevada County announces new incarnation as the Nevada County Cannabis Alliance

NEVADA CITY, Calif. October 19, 2016 – The California Growers Association – Nevada County Chapter announced Wednesday its incarnation into a brand new community organization. The Nevada County Cannabis Alliance, created to build bridges between the cannabis culture in the area and the community at large, officially launched Wednesday at the Holbrooke Hotel, in downtown Grass Valley, at a members-only …

Cannabis Curious? Free Seminar “An Introduction to the Endocannabinoid System” on Oct. 3

September 27, 2016 – The public is invited to a free seminar, “An Introduction to the Endocannabinoid System,” on Monday, October 3rd, 6:00 – 8:00pm at the Golden Empire Grange, 11283 Grange Ct. (off La Barr Meadows). The class is being offered by Americans for Safe Access (ASA-NC) as part of their “first Monday of the month” continuing education classes. …

Field Poll: Two-to-one voter support for Marijuana Legalization (Prop. 64) and Gun Control (Prop. 63) initiatives

September 23, 2016 – California voters are lining up in favor of two closely watched statewide ballot propositions that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana (Proposition 64) and place further restrictions on the possession of guns (Proposition 63). The latest Field/IGS Poll finds both ballot measures leading by similar two-to-one margins. Six in ten of the likely voters polled …

Polls Show Support For Adult Use Legalization Initiative

SACRAMENTO, CA, Sept. 15, 2016 – The majority of Californians support the passage of a proposed ballot initiative to regulate the use, production, and retail sale of cannabis to adults, according to several recent statewide polls. Seventy-one percent of Californians say that they are leaning toward voting ‘yes’ on Proposition 64: the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, according to polling …

Congressman Blumenauer: Keeping marijuana at Schedule I continues an outdated, failed approach

By: Office of U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) WASHINGTON, DC (August 10, 2016) – Today, U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) released the following statement on the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) expected decision to remove the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) monopoly on the production of marijuana for medical research. “I welcome the decision to lessen barriers to medical marijuana research. …

Full text of the urgency ordinance adopted on July 26

By: YubaNet NEVADA CITY, Calif. July 29, 2016 – Below is the full text, as amended, of Ordinance 2416 – the new urgency ordinance adopted by a 4-1 vote of the Nevada County Board of Supervisors on July 26th, 2016. You can also download the document as a pdf file. ORDINANCE No 2416 OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY …

Separating Myth From Fact: Drug Policy Alliance Releases New Marijuana Facts Booklet

July 28, 2016 – Today, the Drug Policy Alliance released Marijuana Facts, intended for non-expert audiences seeking answers to some of the most common questions asked about marijuana use, its effects, and the rapidly-shifting legal landscape. The booklet addresses 15 frequently-asked questions about subjects such as driving, mental health, brain development, potency, edibles and concentrates.  It touches on marijuana’s history …