Citizens for Patient Rights on Monday announced the successful completion of their signature gathering effort in Lemon Grove, California. The group said it submitted more than 3000 signatures to the Lemon Grove City Clerk, substantially more than the 1,754 signatures needed to qualify for a regular or special election.
“As part of our initiative petition, we have submitted a formal request for a special election, though we hope the Lemon Grove City Council will see fit to enact the ordinance directly or put it to a vote of the people in the November general election, in order to guarantee a quick resolution of the question of whether there will be safe access for the medical marijuana patients of Lemon Grove and the surrounding areas,” Citizens for Patient Rights said in a prepared statement.
According to the group, the initiative proposal gives patients and caregivers access to medical marijuana, in full compliance with California state law, while allowing the City of Lemon Grove complete oversight to ensure that medical marijuana collectives are run in a “lawful, legitimate, dignified and discrete fashion.”
The initiative also includes a supplemental sales tax and cost recovery fees, to ensure that medical marijuana access in Lemon Grove has a positive net impact on the city’s finances, according to CPR.
“We have full confidence that the voters of Lemon Grow will choose regulation, transparency and oversight, and show compassion for the needs of patients and caregivers in their community,” Citizens for Patient Rights said in a press release.
For more information on the initiative, visit www.citizens4patientrights.org.
For the complete initiative text, click here.