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By Randy Economy
March 24, 2010
The California Secretary of State today announced that the "Initiative to Control and Tax Cannabis" has qualified for the November ballot.
SOS Debra Bowen has reported this afternoon that more than enough signatures have been submitted from voters from across California in near record time, and the issue will now be on the November General Election.
This isn't about "Medical Pot," it is about making ALL pot and cannabis sales legal here in the Golden State.
According to the measures backers, the initiative will give local governments the ability to control and tax the sale of small amounts of cannabis to adults age 21 and older.
www.taxcannabis.org says its measure includes significant safeguards and controls and it will increase the penalty for providing marijuana to a minor, expressly prohibit the consumption of marijuana in public, forbid smoking marijuana while minors are present, and ban possession on school grounds.
So, if this measure passes in November by California voters, will pot shops be popping up in Cerritos, Artesia, Buena Park, Norwalk, Lakewood, Hawaiian Gardens and Long Beach in 2011? Is this a new way to balance our states fiscal crisis?
Look for lots of legal challenges, but for now, the November 2010 Election here in California just got really wild, like ganga wild, dude.
Do you favor the legalization of pot here in California? Do you think this measure will the approved by voters in California this November? Drop me a note to RREconomy@aol.com, or hit the headline and let your comments be heard!