Initiative Has Enough Signatures to Appear on November Ballots
By Emily Gray Brosious / Extract Sun-Times / 05/04/2016
Adult Use of Marijuana Act powers forward in California.
The group leading efforts to legalize recreational marijuana for adults in California will announce Wednesday, May 4, that it has collected enough signatures to put its legalization initiative before voters on the November ballot, as reported by the Sacramento Bee.
The Adult Use of Marijuana Act has gathered more than 600,000 signatures, far exceeding the 350,000 needed. It has also received backing from billionaire Facebook co-founder Sean Parker and California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, in addition to the support of many other marijuana policy reform groups.
The Act would establish a regulatory system for recreational cannabis, modeled after the state’s medical marijuana regulatory system that passed in 2015.
Under the proposed measure, adults 21 and older would be able to possess, transport, purchase, consume and share up to 1 ounce of cannabis and up to 8 grams of marijuana concentrates in the state of California.