California "Patient Reasonable Access Act" (2012)

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A California "Patient Reasonable Access Act" Initiative (#12-0005) was approved for circulation in California as a contender for the November 6, 2012 ballot.

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:

It is the sixth initiative approved for circulation for the state's 2012 ballot that is about marijuana.[1]

Text of measure

See also: Ballot titles, summaries and fiscal statements for California's 2012 ballot propositions

Ballot title:

Medical Marijuana. Patient Associations. Initiative Statute.

Official summary:

"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 statement:

(Note: The fiscal impact statement for a California ballot initiative authorized for circulation is jointly prepared by the state's Legislative Analyst and its Director of Finance.)

"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."

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