California "Patient Reasonable Access Act" (2012)
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Its sponsors, however, did not submit any signatures to election officials by the deadline.
If the initiative had qualified for the ballot and been approved by the state's voters, it would have:
Text of measure
- "Provides that patients qualified to use marijuana for medical purposes shall have the right to form an association for purposes of cultivating, processing and distributing medical marijuana within their association, and to recover reasonable costs incurred. Provides that neither the state nor any local government may prohibit operation of a medical marijuana patient association, including a storefront, unless a court finds it is an actual nuisance. Provides that medical marijuana patients have a property right to own and possess medical marijuana."
Fiscal impact estimate:
- "Additional state and local tax revenues potentially in the low tens of millions of dollars annually from an increase in taxable sales of medical marijuana."
Path to the ballot
- Philip W. Ganong submitted a letter requesting a ballot title on February 7, 2012.
- The ballot title and ballot summary were issued by the Attorney General of California's office on March 19, 2012.
- 504,760 valid signatures were required for qualification purposes.
- The 150-day circulation deadline for #12-0005 was August 16, 2012. Filing sufficient signatures by that date would have allowed the initiative to compete on the November 2014 ballot.
- No signatures were filed by the filing deadline.