Another Marijuana Initiative Bogarted
An initiative that would have capped punishment for possession, cultivation, transportation or sale of up to two ounces of marijuana at either a $250 fine or community service failed to secure the 504,760 need to make the ballot.
The measure proposed higher penalties for those under 21 years of age: A maximum of six months in county jail and/or a $500 fine.
It’s the second marijuana related initiative to fail to reach the ballot in April.
Earlier in the month, an initiative to decriminalize marijuana sales, distribution, possession, use, cultivation and transportation and allow the noncommercial production up to 24 flowering plants per household failed to win the signatures needed to qualify.
Yet another marijuana decriminalization initiative faces an April 19 deadline to submit 504,670 valid signatures. Its decriminalization age threshold would be 19. It would create a California Cannabis Commission to regulate commercial cultivation and smoking in public, but doesn’t prevent local governments from creating ordinances that are more lax than state law. Up to three pounds for personal use would be exempt from regulation or taxation.
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