Medical Marijuana Regulation, Control, and Taxation Act of 2012
Stronger, stricter regulations for medical marijuana
The Medical Marijuana Regulation, Control, and Taxation Act of 2012 (MMRCT) will establish a state bureau to create and enforce uniform regulations for medical marijuana cultivation and provision. This is the same way that California regulates alcohol and tobacco, and the strategy other states have already used to successfully regulate medical marijuana.
Learn more about the MMRCT, and support the grassroots campaign
to get it on the ballot and adopted in November of 2012 –
71% of voters in California support medical marijuana, according to an EMC Research poll conducted in November of 2011. The MMRCT is an opportunity to prevent abuse of the state’s medical marijuana laws and to protect safe access for legal patients. This voter initiative makes the promise of Proposition 215 real – safe and reliable access for legitimate patients in the state.
The California Medical Association (CMA) called for regulation of medical cannabis, and the California Attorney General is asking for clarity as to what is legal under state law. The MMRCT answers these calls by creating a uniform statewide policy and oversight, reasonable tax rates, and strong penalties for abuse.
The Legislative Analyst's Office report on the MMRCT indicates the measure will save the state tens of millions of dollars and pay for itself. You can also read an accurate and succinct synopsis in the Attorney General's Title and Summary for the initiative, which will appear on the ballot in November.
The MMRCT was created by a broad coalition of medical cannabis patients, advocates, health care professionals, concerned community members, and others. The initiative is co-sponsored by Americans for Safe Access (ASA), the nation’s leading medical cannabis patients’ advocacy organization, and the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 5 (UCFW), which represents workers in the field.
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