, also known as the Marijuana Legalization Act
, appeared on the November 5, 2002 ballot
, where it was defeated
It was sponsored by "The People Have Spoken" and was a pro-marijuana legalization initiative.
| Marijuana Legalization|
|Yes|| 504,607|| 42.7%|
Text of measure
The wording on the ballot said:
"This initiative: creates medical marijuana registry card system authorizing medical use of marijuana for people diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition; increases drug offender maximum sentences for violent crimes committed while on drugs by 50%; punishes personal possession of marijuana with a civil fine; requires a drug related conviction before forfeiture of property seized incident to possession or use of drugs; establishes state administered system for distribution of marijuana to qualifying medical patients; requires supervised release of non-violent offenders convicted of simple possession or use of controlled substances, unless such release poses a public danger."