Pubdate: Tue, 03 Nov 2015
Source: Denver Post (CO)
Copyright: 2015 The Denver Post Corp


San Francisco - The push to make California one of the states where 
marijuana can be sold to and legally used by adults for recreation 
took a major step forward on Monday as ballot language backed by 
Napster co-founder Sean Parker, other wealthy entrepreneurs who 
support pot legalization and leading advocacy groups was filed with the state.

The proposed legalization initiative is one of more than a dozen that 
has been submitted in California for the November 2016 election. 
Because of the deep pockets and political connections, observers 
think the Adult Use of Marijuana Act is the vehicle with the greatest 
chance of success.

The measure would allow adults 21 and over to buy an ounce of 
marijuana and marijuana-infused products at licensed retail outlets 
and also to grow up to six pot plants for personal use.

The Parker-backed initiative also has lined up support from the Drug 
Policy Alliance and the Marijuana Policy Project, two marijuana 
reform advocacy groups that led campaigns to pass pot legalization 
measures in Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska.
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