Pubdate: Thu, 14 Jul 2016
Source: Chico News & Review, The (CA)
Copyright: 2016 Chico Community Publishing, Inc.


Petition Approved for Initiative to Replace Measure A

An initiative aimed at establishing new guidelines for the growing 
and sale of medical marijuana in Butte County has enough signatures 
to qualify for the November ballot, county Clerk-Recorder Candace 
Grubbs confirmed Wednesday (July 13).

Petitions for the Medical Cannabis Cultivation and Commerce measure, 
or MC3, were submitted June 6 by Jessica MacKenzie, president of the 
Inland Cannabis Farmers' Association. The measure needed 6,177 
signatures, and Grubbs said her office stopped counting after that 
number was reached. The results will be certified at the July 26 
Board of Supervisors meeting.

MC3 prescribes rules for the cultivation, manufacturing, testing, 
distribution, transportation and storage of medical cannabis within 
the county. If approved by voters, it will replace the current 
medi-pot growing ordinance (Measure A) and cancel a standing 
prohibition on dispensaries.
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