Marijuana legalization signatures submitted in California

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January 29, 2010

SACRAMENTO, California: Richard Lee of Tax Cannabis 2010 announced on January 28 that his group has filed over 700,000 signatures to qualify their Legalize and Tax Marijuana Initiative for California's November 2, 2010 ballot.[1]

Lee said his group had collected the signatures in "only 40% of the time allowed by law" and that this signature-gathering speed "shows the popular demand for this." Lee also said that signature-gatherers collected some signatures from each of California's 58 counties.

433,971 of the 700,000 signatures must be valid for the measure to qualify.

The signature-filing announcement coincided with the opening of what some are calling a "Walmart for Weed" in Oakland. The store, called IGrow, is a 15,000 square-foot warehouse that is said by its owner to meet every conceivable need of the marijuana horticulturist and medical marijuana consumer.[2][3]

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