Pubdate: Thu, 09 Jun 2016
Source: Chico News & Review, The (CA)
Copyright: 2016 Chico Community Publishing, Inc.


Medical Marijuana Advocates Push for New Rules Regarding Cultivation, Commerce

The Inland Cannabis Farmers' Association has again held a petition 
drive to put pot on the local ballot. The group turned in signatures 
Monday (June 6)-they are currently being counted-for the Medical 
Cannabis Cultivation & Commerce Initiative 2016 (aka MC3).

According to the initiative summary, MC3 would repeal Measure A, the 
ordinance passed by popular vote in 2014-and amended via Measure H in 
this week's primary-regulating cultivation of medicinal cannabis in 
Butte County. Then it would amend county code to allow for 
dispensaries. It also would set rules regarding the cultivation, 
manufacturing, testing, distribution, transportation and storage of 
medical marijuana.

"By regulating the commerce in medical cannabis in the same 
accountable way we do licit products like alcohol and tobacco, we 
disrupt illicit trade and youth engagement," ICFA Executive Director 
Jessica MacKenzie (pictured) said in a release.
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