California Won’t Be Regulating Marijuana Like Wine This Year

April 10, 2012–The Regulate Marijuana Like Wine Act of 2012 (Tracking Number 1516), a ballot initiative sponsored by Judge James P. Gray, William McPike, Stephen Collett, Steve Kubby, and the Regulate Marijuana Like Wine Committee failed to collect enough valid signatures to be placed on California’s November 2012 ballot.

Four other California marijuana legalization initiatives, however, are still collecting signatures:

  • The Marijuana Penalties Act of 2012 (Tracking Number 1518)
  • The Repeal Cannabis Prohibition Act of 2012 (Tracking Number 1524)
  • The Cannabis Hemp and Health Initiative 2012 (Tracking Number 1544), and
  • The Medical Marijuana Regulation, Control, and Taxation Act (Tracking Number 1571), which legalizes the production, distribution, and sale of medical marijuana and prohibits state and local law enforcement agencies from helping federal agencies enforce the Controlled Substances Act and other federal laws.

Two years ago, California voters turned down Proposition 19, which would have legalized marijuana for recreational use.  It lost by a slim margin (54/46).  Ironically, voters in two other states may beat California legalization advocates at their game.  The Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act of 2012 has made it to Colorado’s 2012 ballot, as has The Washington State Initiative Measure 502.  Both will legalize the production, distribution, and retail sale of marijuana for recreational use if voters approve them and both establish state executive branch agencies to regulate the commercial marijuana business that will emerge.

Colorado citizens concerned about protecting young people from being targeted by a commercial marijuana industry if the drug is legalized should ask the Colorado State Department of Revenue executive director Barbara Brohl  (303.866.5610) to incorporate our 12 Provisions into the marijuana regulations it develops.

Washington citizens should contact Sharon Foster, Board Chair, (360-664-1600) Washington State Liquor Control Board with the same request if Measure 502 passes.

2 Comments

  • By Dominick King, June 29, 2012 @ 6:31 am

    This is purely propaganda on the GOV. part. Legalize it already.
    Cops just want there quotas. they smoke it or eat it themselves. i have plenty of law enforcement family members, and they all use the HERB. If you can smoke something that can make your life 100x easier without the risk of overdosing like all these Pharmaceutical drugs, they prescribe now in days. also helps many health problems. only reason we have so much crime with marijuana is because of crops and the gang bangers who deal with it along with other drugs. 2/3 of U.S. Citizens use marijuana daily. Half of the people you know, that said they don’t smoke marijuana, either stopped because of police cracking down on it or they do smoke marijuana, just telling you they don’t, Because you can do serious time in jail or prison, for having anything from an eighth to an ounce.

    Coming from a 16 year old in California U.S.A Stop this war on marijuana and n.w.o.

    1.6180339887 not 666

  • By John, July 20, 2012 @ 1:44 am

    This entire website is the MOST pathetic disgrace ever. My question to you. What you prohibitionists smoking? Sure seems worse than a little maryjane.

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