Comprehensive Legalization Initiative Filed in California

Alegalize2016 broad coalition of California proponents have filed the open-source voter initiative, the Marijuana Control, Legalization and Revenue Act of 2016 (MCLR).

According to a press release; “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.”

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New Study: Cannabis Use Can Treat Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

A new study published last month in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs has found that cannabis use can greatly decrease the negative impacts of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).cannanuglets

For the study, researchers used the Clinician Administered Posttraumatic Scale to determine symptom scores of 80 individuals with PTSD before and after they began using cannabis. According to the data garnered from the study, cannabis was found to reduce a person’s symptom score by an average of 75%.

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New Initiative Filed in California to Legalize Cannabis

A new initiative to legalize cannabis, titled the Marijuana Control, Legalization and Revenue Act of 2014, has been filed in the State of California. The proposal would legalize the possession, distribution, transfer and sell of cannabis for adults 21 and older.

The logo for Americans for Policy Reform, the organization behind this new initiative.
The logo for Americans for Policy Reform, the organization behind this new initiative.

This initiative, and the group behind it, is different than that of the California Cannabis Hemp Initiative, which was approved for circulation last month by the state’s attorney general. Both initiatives are aiming for the 2014 general election ballot.

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