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Comprehensive Legalization Initiative for California Filed Today on 4/20

SOURCE: Americans for Policy Reform

Americans For Policy Reform

April 20, 2015 12:52 ET

Comprehensive Legalization Initiative for California Filed Today on 4/20

Activists File California’s Open Source Marijuana Legalization to Regulate Adult Use, Medical Use and Industrial Hemp

SACRAMENTO, CA–(Marketwired – Apr 20, 2015) – A broad coalition of California Proponents are filing the open-source voter initiative, the ‘Marijuana Control, Legalization and Revenue Act of 2016′ (MCLR). Proponents will be at the state capital for the filings at 11am, then will travel to the 4/20 celebration at “Hippie Hill” in San Francisco, CA to join the festivities at 4:20pm.

Today’s filing advances the Americans For Policy Reform (AFPR) inclusive and open-source process. Many applaud the transparent method of drafting the initiative, which brought in concepts and concerns from thousands of citizens throughout California.

“We hope this broad-based coalition of support will encourage further cooperation,” states John Lee, MCLR proponent and director of AFPR. “We urgently encourage other advocacy groups to join us at the table.”

MCLR was developed in 2014 as the first “open-source” method for advocates and experts everywhere to contribute directly to the language of California’s marijuana legalization law. In early 2015 the AFPR team and a group of activists, cannabis club operators, and attorneys began working on the 2016 language. To date the MCLR project has been the most inclusive approach ever created for marijuana legalization in California. The AFPR team will continue to take input from the community during the new public comment period and make any necessary amendments.

“We have worked hard to bring people together and create the best law possible for legalization in California,” says Dave Hodges, MCLR proponent and founder of the All American Cannabis Club. “MCLR creates a comprehensive set of regulations to allow all types of cannabis businesses to flourish, and will net California billions in tax revenues.”

When / Where:
11:00am-11:30am at the steps of the State Capital, 1303 10th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

3:00pm-5:00pm at “Hippie Hill,” Golden Gate Park, Stanyan & Kezar Dr, San Francisco, CA 94117

Proponents:
Jason W. Bennett
Gilbert E. Canedo
Degé R. Coutee
Denise N. Dorey
Omar Figueroa
Shona Levana Gochenaur
Michael Jeffrey Goldman
Michael W. Grafton
Elihu Hernandez
Archie Michael Hinkle
Dave Hodges
Gregory Charles Ledbetter
John W. Lee
Jon Martinelli
Jennifer Nicoletto
Teresa Joyce Randolph
Sandra Bacon Tercero

More information: http://www.MCLR.us
MCLR 2016 Language http://www.MCLR.us/2016

AFPR’s First Marijuana Legalization Fundraiser For 2016 Election this Saturday, April 11th

Americans For Policy Reform (AFPR) holds first 2016 fundraiser for the Marijuana Control, Legalization and Revenue Act (MCLR) Project

Los Angeles, CA (April 10, 2015) – Tomorrow, Saturday, April 11th, at an undisclosed location in Los Angeles, Americans for Policy Reform (AFPR) will hold its first round of fundraisers to raise money for the 2016 legalization efforts. This will be a private fundraiser and party hosted by the Spliffin Group of Los Angeles for industry leaders and current supporters. Anyone wishing to attend should email John Lee at [email protected] for details.

The fundraiser is scheduled to begin at 3pm and go late into the night. The event will include legalization language discussions with supporting attorneys and the MCLR team, as well as a special birthday celebration for AFPR Director, John Lee.

“I want to say ‘thank you’ to all the people who have put so much hard work into the MCLR project,” said John Lee. “MCLR would not have come this far without the help of people like Shona Gochenaur of Axis of Love SF, Degé Coutee of the Patient Advocacy Network and many others.”

MCLR was developed in 2014 as the first “open-source” method for advocates and experts everywhere to contribute directly to the language of California’s marijuana legalization law. To date the MCLR project has been the most inclusive approach there has ever been for marijuana legalization in California.

“We are excited to see so much progress,” said Shona Gochenaur of Axis of Love SF. “The benefits of MCLR for people who are low income, veterans, disabled, elderly and the terminally ill are amazing. I can’t wait for this to be law.”

MCLR’s inclusive approach has helped create regulations for everything from compassionate use providers to cannabis distributors, artisan & commercial cultivators, and edible, topical & concentrated processors.

“I support the protections for medical cannabis patients MCLR creates,” said Degé Coutee of the Patient Advocacy Network. “When MCLR passes, many of the issues I deal with on a daily basis be solved.”

The MCLR team felt it was very important to protect medical cannabis patients. The language both protects and enhances the current medical marijuana law, Prop 215. In section § 27200
“Medical Cannabis Protections”, it reduces the cost for state ID cards, allows for out of state patients to use medical marijuana in California, and ensures medical marijuana patients will have safe access to the medicine they need.

The language for MCLR is avalible on it’s website @ www.MCLR.us

About Axis of Love
About Axis of Love is a San Francisco, CA based Medical Cannabis Compassionate Center. They are a patient advocate team that works on public policy and offers direct medical marijuana patient services to benefit low income, veterans, and the disabled.

About Patient Advocacy Network (PAN)
PAN is a medical cannabis patient advocacy group and educational 501(c)(3) based in Los Angeles.