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Monday, September 28, 2009

Three Propositions For Pot Legalization Start To Collect Signatures


Excerpts from an AP article by Marcus Wohlsen at SFGate.com:

Under the proposal, adults 21 and older could legally possess up to an ounce of pot. Homeowners could grow limited amounts, and local governments would decide whether to allow pot sales. [...]

The measure is the most conservative of three pot legalization proposals certified for signature-gathering by California's Secretary of State. A group of Northern California criminal defense lawyers is promoting a measure that would set no specific limits on the amount of pot adults could possess or grow for personal use. The measure would repeal all local and state marijuana laws and clear the criminal record of anyone convicted of a pot-related offense.

The third measure, proposed by a Long Beach pot activist, would repeal state marijuana prohibitions and give the Legislature a year to adopt new laws regulating and taxing the drug. [...]

If any of the proposals do make the ballot, a Field Poll earlier this year found that a slight majority of state voters supported legalizing and taxing pot.

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