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The Marijuana Control, Legalization and Revenue Act of 2014 was cleared for signature gathering January 31st, 2014. Signature gathering will begin Febuary 8th at the HIGH TIMES Medical Cannabis Cup: LA

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Sad Joke for Californians, Marijuana Legalization May Not Happen in 2014

Marijuana Control, Legalization and Revenue Act Still Seeking Money to Make 2014 a Reality

SAN JOSE, CA — 04/02/14 — April Fool’s Day, was in actuality, far from a joke for marijuana legalization supporters in California. The Harsh Reality: As of today, April 2, 2014, incredibly, no billionaire or any major investor has actually come forward to help get legalization on the ballot this year.

“This is one of the saddest April fools jokes ever. We have been getting calls all day. At first people were excited, then we say, “April Fools,” and the reality sinks in,” said Proponent Dave Hodges. “The fact is we’re just as disappointed as everyone else that the Marijuana Control, Legalization and Revenue Act (MCLR) will likely not make this year’s ballot.”

The Marijuana Control, Legalization and Revenue Act will likely not make the ballot in 2014 unless a major donor comes forward this week.

Without $3 Million for the MCLR campaign by the end of this week:

  • 20,000+ people per year will continue to go to jail for low level marijuana offenses
  • Diversion programs for minors will not be put in place
  • Families will continue to be broken apart
  • Industrial hemp production will be minimized
  • Millions of dollars in revenues marked for safety and education will stay in the hands of the black market
  • The shutdown of medical cannabis clubs will continue statewide

“If someone comes forward this week, we still have time to make 2014 Legalization a reality,” said Proponent John Lee. “April 18th is the suggested deadline for signatures, although signatures could be turned in as late as the first week of May and still have a chance for the 2014 ballot.”

Californians have long “expected” legalization to be on the ballot this year. The MCLR team worked extremely hard to unite California through an inclusive, open source initiative, with hopes of fulfilling California’s expectation. The bad joke is, it’s not private prisons or Big Pharma that’s keeping marijuana illegal in California (though no doubt both benefit significantly from drug prohibition). It’s a lack of money to put a voter initiative before the people.

MCLR was created to accomplish what the California legislature and previous initiatives have been unable to achieve: a fair, transparent set of enforceable guidelines that address the concerns of citizens, communities, local law enforcement, the courts and federal authorities.

For the past two years Americans for Policy Reform (AFPR), the group behind MCLR, has been working with thousands of Californians on a grassroots, “open source” document to legalize Marijuana for medical, industrial and adult social use. Through its inclusive process, MCLR has the support of dozens of attorneys and thousands of marijuana activists. It would create a comprehensive seed-to-sale regulatory system based on the needs of the California community, and the US Department of Justice guidelines.

“If you fell for the joke and started the celebration of a lifetime and dreamed endless fantasies of freedom and happiness… we share your frustration,” said Lee. “If you have the money to make it a reality, or know someone who can, CALL US ASAP!”

If getting MCLR on the ballot in 2014 does not happen, Americans for Policy Reform will continue to work towards legalization in 2016.

Money Found, California to Legalize Marijuana in 2014

Marijuana Control, Legalization and Revenue Act Secures Money to Make 2014 a Reality

SAN JOSE, CA – 04/01/14 — Proponents of the Marijuana Control, Legalization and Revenue Act (MCLR), the only remaining initiative working to legalize marijuana on the California November 2014 ballot, have secured the funding needed to ensure legalization in 2014. The proponents have announced that one of California’s over 100 billionaires has come forward to sponsor the Initiative! $10 million has been committed to legalization in 2014.

“This is amazing news. We have been working extremely hard to ensure California voters have the ability to vote on this issue in 2014, and the polls prove Californians want legalization now,” said Proponent Dave Hodges. “We needed a miracle, and it has come!”

“Our savior is not a marijuana user; he is someone who understands the problems with the war on marijuana and wants California to move forward on this issue,” said Proponent John Lee. “The phones have been ringing non-stop from other funders wanting to add their support.”

According to Attorney General Kamala Harris, MCLR will “reduce costs potentially exceeding one hundred million dollars ($100,000,000) annually to state and local governments” related to enforcing certain marijuana-related offenses, handling the related criminal cases in the court system, and incarcerating marijuana offenders. Harris also reported MCLR will add “a few hundred million dollars annually” from additional tax revenues.

MCLR stands to:

  • Create thousands of new jobs
  • Permit the adult use of marijuana with safeguards to stop the black market & protect children
  • Reduce costs exceeding $100 million annually to state and local governments
  • Generate hundreds of millions of dollars in additional tax revenues
  • Strengthen existing medical cannabis laws

MCLR was created to accomplish what the California legislature and previous initiatives have been unable to achieve: a fair, transparent set of enforceable guidelines that address the concerns of citizens, communities, local law enforcement, the courts and federal authorities.

For the past two years Americans for Policy Reform (AFPR), the group behind MCLR, has been working with thousands of Californians on a grassroots, “open source” document to legalize Marijuana for medical, industrial and adult social use. Through its open, inclusive process, MCLR has the support of dozens of attorneys and thousands of marijuana activists. It creates a comprehensive seed-to-sale regulatory system based on the needs of the California community, and the US Department of Justice guidelines. MCLR provides equally for supporters of marijuana and those who are still concerned about the effects of legalization.

The full text for MCLR can be found at: http://mclr.us/text
The fiscal impact estimate can be found at: http://bit.ly/Ar7o71
The title & summary can be found at: http://bit.ly/pIF0s4

More information will be released in coming days.