Marijuana and Cannabis News
|Citizes for Patient Rights|
|Citizens for Patient Rights, in association with the Patient Care Association, on Wednesday submitted 961 signatures to allow and regulate medical marijuana dispensaries in Del Mar|
Citizens for Patient Rights, in association with the Patient Care Association, on Wednesday, May 30, we submitted their signature petition to allow and regulate medical marijuana dispensaries in Del Mar, California, to the Del Mar City Clerk.
In total, the groups submitted more than 961 signatures in favor of their petition to allow and regulate medical marijuana dispensaries in Del Mar. In order to qualify an initiative for the November general election ballot in Del Mar, 303 valid signatures are necessary.
"We found wide public support for our initiative proposal which will give the public the option of common sense, fair regulation of medical marijuana that satisfies the needs of the patients and caregivers in Del Mar, as shown by the over 900 signatures collected since the petition began circulating less than six weeks ago," Citizens for Patient Rights said in a press release.
The submitted petitions must now be certified by the Del Mar City Clerk. The San Diego County Registrar of Voters will then have 30 days in which to validate the petition signatures.
After the signatures are validated, the Del Mar City Council will then vote on whether to directly pass the initiative proposal, or place the measure on the November ballot.
|Citizens for Patient Rights|
|Left to right are James Schmachtenberger, president of the Patient Care Association; Jessica McElfresh, local attorney; and Ben Doyle, volunteer director for the signature gathering.|