Drug Legalization

Marijuana Legalization Initiatives Cleared to Gather Signatures in California

One a proposal from the Drug Policy Alliance

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Two initiatives that would fully legalize marijuana were approved for signature gathering ("circulation"), the California Secretary of State's office announced this week.

A would-be initiative by Americans for Policy Reform, backed by San Jose pot shop operator Dave Hodges, got the green light from the state to start gathering signatures. Also approved was a proposal from the Drug Policy Alliance. A third legalization submission got the thumbs up from the state way back in fall. A new, fourth player, the Cannabis Policy Reform Act of 2014, had yet to be approved for circulation.

However …

… The Drug Policy Alliance resubmitted its language recently after "slight revisions based on outside input," the group's deputy executive director, Stephen Gutwillig, told us.