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City of Los Angeles Initiative Ordinance E

A ballot measure submitted to L.A.’s voters on May 21, 2013, asking whether voters approved an ordinance limiting medical marijuana collectives with six or more participants, allowing only those that had been in operation since September 2007.

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City of Los Angeles Proposition D

A proposition put to the voters of L.A. that effectively outlaws medical marijuana dispensaries within the city except those that are grandfathered in (i.e. were registered in 2007). Voters approved this proposition in May 2013.

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Proposition D: Existing Medical Marijuana Businesses

Registrations as of 2007 under Los Angeles’ Interim Control Ordinance (ICO), its Temporary Urgency Ordinance (TUO), and its Measure M, all by Business Tax Registration Certificate (BTRC) Name, and DBA Name.

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SB 420 and What It Means to California MMJ Patients

This is a one page explanation by community activists, Safe Access Now, regarding the consequences of a new California law, SB 420. Among other points, SB 420 sets “very low default garden and quantity guidelines as a minimal safe harbor from arrest for patients and caregivers with state-issued cards,” according to Safe Access Now.

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Public Policy Polling: Arizona Survey Results

A survey of 600 Arizona voters, published in 2013, showed that 59% of voters support the 2010 medicinal-use law [44% “strongly”]. A somewhat narrower majority, 53% [35% strongly], would go beyond medicinal use and support the lawful use of marijuana by any adults.

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Welton v. State of Arizona

The complaint in a lawsuit filed against the state of Arizona in October 2013 requested a judgment that the state’s medical marijuana law, in its decriminalization of medical marijuana, be understood to include extracts derived from marijuana, and that the state be restrained from taking any action adverse to the use of such extracts.

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AZ Application for Initiative or Referendum Petition Serial Number

Application by Dennis L. Bohlke and an organization, “Safer Arizona,” for a serial number for their proposed initiative, one which would amend the Arizona state constitution to allow for the sale of recreational marijuana.

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Letter to Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne

Letter from two state senators, ten state representatives, and one school board member urges the state attorney general and officials of Maricopa County to close the “many unlicensed and unregulated operations” called clubs or co-ops, that in the opinion of the signatories violate the state’s medical marijuana law.

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Medical Marijuana

An undergraduate research paper by a student at the University of Washington, Tacoma, reviews the complexities that arise when a state legalizes both medical and recreational use of marijuana while creating distinct systems of regulation and taxation for each. The student, Brittany Hale, contends that taxation on medical and recreational marijuana should be comparable, thus reducing incentives for gaming the system(s).

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Marijuana Legalization. Initiative Statute.

Official notice by the Secretary of State of California, Debra Brown, that backers of an initiative to legalize marijuana there failed to garner enough signatures from qualified voters to get their initiative on the ballot in 2014.

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