Pubdate: Thu, 12 Mar 2015
Source: Chico News & Review, The (CA)
Copyright: 2015 Chico Community Publishing, Inc.
Author: Patricia Smith


Whether we like it or not, chances are good that California voters 
will approve a 2016 initiative to legalize marijuana for adults over 
21. I have mixed feelings about this proposal and will need to see 
that medical marijuana patients retain their rights to grow their own 
medicine after recreational use is legalized before I will support this effort.

You will get a chance to voice your opinions before the initiative is 
drafted at the upcoming stakeholders' meeting sponsored by the 
Emerald Growers Association and the Coalition for Cannabis Policy 
Reform. This is the only meeting scheduled for Northeastern 
California and it's taking place from noon to 3:30 p.m. on April 10 
at the Nevada County Horseman's Association, 10600 Bubbling Springs 
Road, Grass Valley.

CCPR has been holding meetings throughout the state to unite the 
divisive factions within our movement in the hopes of avoiding a 
stalemate like in 2014, when warring factions within the cannabis 
community could not agree on a single initiative and consequently 
ended up with nothing on the ballot. This meeting is open to all 
members of the public.

Patricia Smith

Nevada County chair, Americans for Safe Access
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