Marijuana group pushing for 2016 legalization measure
September 24, 2014
The nation’s largest marijuana policy organization is launching a fundraising effort to place a legalization initiative on the 2016 California ballot.
The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) is filing a committee Wednesday with the California Secretary of State to begin raising funds for the ballot measure. The organization says it intends for the initiative resemble the one approved by Colorado voters in 2012 that allows the recreational use of marijuana and regulates it like alcohol.
“Marijuana prohibition has had an enormously detrimental impact on California communities. It’s been ineffective, wasteful and counterproductive,” said MPP Executive Director Rob Kampla in a media release. “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.”
In 2010, more than 53 percent of California voters rejected an initiative to legalize recreational use of marijuana.