The same group that pushed for the legalization of limited amounts of cannabis for adults 21 and up in Colorado said they are officially starting their campaign for similar legislation in 2016 in California. The group officially filed paperwork yesterday with the California Secretary of State.
The announcement comes on top of the group pushing measures in Arizona, Massachusetts and Nevada in 2016, as well as Alaska this fall.
There is no proposed language yet, however it is unlikely the proposal is much different from the ones in other states: legalizing between one and two ounces of herb for personal possession for adults 21 and up and limited home cultivation, usually six plants, with growers allowed to keep all that they grow so long as it stays at home.
“A diverse coalition of activists, organizations, businesses and community leaders will be joining together in coming months to draft the most effective and viable proposal possible,” Marijuana Policy Project Executive Director Rob Kampia said in a statement, according to the Washington Post. “Public opinion has been evolving nationwide when it comes to marijuana policy, and Californians have always been ahead of the curve.”
Legalization measures have consistently failed in California over the last few years, in part due to there usually being multiple legalization offerings for voters.