California Initiative to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana is Headed for the November Ballot

May 05, 2016 Adult Use of Marijuana Act, California Initiative to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana is Headed for the November Ballot, Drug Policy Alliance, Facebook, Gavin Newsom, LAPD, Los Angeles Times, NAACP, NORML, San Francisco General Hospital, Sean Parker


The campaign in support of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act announced today that it has collected more than enough signatures to place the initiative on the November ballot.13051785_1561302290867287_3261976781645789533_n
If you want to see California end marijuana prohibition this year, please sign up for the campaign to follow its progress and show your support for the initiative.
The Los Angeles Times reports:

A measure to legalize marijuana for recreational use in California appears headed for the Nov. 8 ballot.

A coalition that includes former Facebook President Sean Parker on Tuesday said it has collected 600,000 signatures, more than enough to qualify the initiative. …

The coalition, which includes some law enforcement and civil rights leaders, needed to collect 365,880 signatures of registered voters to qualify the initiative, which would also place a 15% tax on retail sales of the drug.

The campaign held a news conference featuring several prominent supporters of the initiative, including California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, the president of the California NAACP, a former deputy chief of the LAPD, a former president of the California Fish and Game Commission, and the chief physician of the Hematology-Oncology Division at San Francisco General Hospital. Staff from the Marijuana Policy Project, the Drug Policy Alliance, NORML, and other coalition partners were also on hand.
Lt. Gov. Newsom issued the following statement:
This November, California voters will finally have the opportunity to pass smart marijuana policy that is built on the best practices of other states, includes the strictest child protections in the nation and pays for itself while raising billions for the state
Learn more about the campaign and the initiative at http://www.LetsGetItRightCA.org. You can also follow the campaign on Twitter and join it on Facebook.