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California NORML 50th Anniversary Party

12nov1:00 pm5:00 pmCalifornia NORML 50th Anniversary PartyAdvocating for Cannabis Consumers' Rights Since 1972

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Celebrate Cal NORML’s 50th Anniversary and commemorate the 1972 California Marijuana Initiative (Prop. 19), the country’s first cannabis legalization ballot measure, which lead to the decriminalization of marijuana possession in California (the 1975 Moscone Act), and so much more.

Saturday, November 12
1-5 PM

60 13th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Leaders from the 1972  initiative will share their reminiscences, live or via Zoom. Among them will be:

Keith Stroup – NORML’s Founder and Legal Counsel 
Gordon Brownell – Cal NORML’s original director
Michelle & Michael Aldrich – Amorphia co-founders
John Sinclair – Michigan-based activist about whom John Lennon wrote a song when he was jailed for possessing two joints
Ed Rosenthal – cannabis cultivation expert and activist; aka “Ask Ed”
Bruce Margolin – LA NORML director 

The event will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of Cal NORML, which has advocated for the rights of cannabis consumers in California since 1972. Cal NORML was instrumental in the passage of Prop. 215 (1996), the country’s first medical marijuana law, and this year two Cal NORML sponsored bills were signed into law: AB 2188 to protect the employment rights of cannabis users, and AB 1954 to protect pain patients’ rights to medication. 

Food and drinks will be served, and a live memorabilia auction will be held. There will be music too. Attendees are invited to Dress Like It’s 1972 (optional, but fun).

The suggested donation is $50. Buy tickets. Proceeds will benefit Cal NORML’s continued advocacy for cannabis consumers’ rights in California.


Doors open: 1 PM

Program: 1:30 – 2:45 PM
The 1972 California Marijuana Initiative – A Groundbreaking Moment for Marijuana Reform

Live Auction and Music: 3:00 – 4:30 PM

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