.After a California Court of Appeals ruling last month striking down a June ballot initiative, which would have allowed patients to carry drugs, effectively legalizing marijuana, a new effort is underway to get a second initiative on the same ballot to overturn that ruling.
Last month, the Court of Appeals rejected a long-standing ballot initiative, known as Proposition 19, because California’s constitution does not allow for more than one initiative per year. After the ruling, the two leading marijuana legalization groups, the Marijuana Policy Project and the Drug Policy Alliance, set their sights on the second initiative, the Measure B-1 which would call for the legalization of pot, and a dual tracking to give voters the option to legalize or decriminalize pot.
The groups, which are also looking to draft a third initiative to allow the cultivation and sale of cannabis products in states where pot has already been legalized, see this as the way to keep the new initiative from being struck down by the appeals court.
As the project heads into its final phase of signature gathering, the groups say that in addition to raising money for the campaign, they are also having a series of events around California, including a reception for 65 members of the Californians for Responsible Regulation board on June 26 at the California Mission Inn in San Luis Obispo.
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