SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 ALIZEH SIDDIQUI
The Marijuana Policy Project filed a committee with the California Secretary of State’s Office today to support a 2016 statewide ballot initiative to legalize and regulate marijuana for adult use.
The new committee, the Marijuana Policy Project of California, will start raising funds immediately to help place a measure on the ballot.
According to a statement from MPP Executive Director Rob Kampia:
“A diverse coalition of activists, organizations, businesses, and community leaders will be joining together in coming months to draft the most effective and viable proposal possible. Public opinion has been evolving nationwide when it comes to marijuana policy, and Californians have always been ahead of the curve.”
The announcement has generated quite a bit of media interest, which began with a mention in a Washington Post story summarizing the statewide efforts currently underway to end marijuana prohibition.
It noted MPP has filed committees in Arizona, Massachusetts, and Nevada for 2016, and it plans to focus on making marijuana legal through state legislatures in Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont over the next few years.
– See more at: http://blog.mpp.org/tax-and-regulate/mpp-files-committee-in-california-to-support-2016-initiative-to-legalize-and-regulate-marijuana/09242014/#sthash.TArySKsb.dpuf