Monday, August 3, 2009

The race to legalize in CA is on

Last week a group led by Richard Lee, of “Oaksterdam University” filed an official ballot initiative with the attorney general’s office. This latest initiative brings the number up to three different groups and/or politicians seeking to be the first to legalize marijuana in the golden state......

The Cannabis Act would allow anyone 21 and over to possess up to one ounce of the green, magic herb. People would also be protected when growing the plants on a 25 square foot area.

Stephen Gutwillig, director of the California Drug Policy Alliance has stated the DPA would rather see the initiative on the 2012 ballot in order to gain more support, but would be happy if there was an earlier win.

Also in the running for the 2010 ballot is The Tax, Regulate and Control Cannabis Act of 2010. The initiative was filed in early July by a group of California defense lawyers. This initiative is requesting the repeal of all marijuana laws in the state, would put no limits on the amount of cannabis that can be possessed and transported, opens law to legalized hemp industry, requires local and state mandating of cannabis industry, and like the title says, tax sales of the plant.

These are excerpts of the story. Click on title for full story....

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