SOURCE: Americans for Policy Reform

Americans for Policy Reform

July 08, 2015 12:45 ET

The 2016 California Marijuana Control, Legalization and Revenue Act Prepares for Second Filing

California's "Open Source" Initiative for Legalizing Cannabis Continues Outreach

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 8, 2015) - California Attorney General Kamala Harris recently released her Title & Summary of the Marijuana Control, Legalization and Revenue Act of 2016 (MCLR). Although now approved for signature gathering, the MCLR 2016 organizers are not planning on gathering signatures for the initial filing. The goal of MCLR's all inclusive, collaborative approach is to ensure that the final initiative version unifies stakeholders and contains the best language for a winning campaign in 2016.

"Unity starts with each of us," stated MCLR Proponent 'Grand Daddy' Mike Grafton. "If cannabis supports you, now is the time for you to support cannabis. Legalization is in our future. We need everyone's help to make it happen."

On July 10th, the MCLR team will be submitting an updated version of the language. The new version of MCLR will include the public input gathered since the last filing, comments from CalNORML and information gathered from Gavin Newsom's Blue Ribbon Commission. The team will be adding new proponents, and is requesting that anyone interested in signing as a proponent for future filings contact John Lee at

Americans for Policy Reform (AFPR), the group behind the MCLR 2016 Initiative, will host a second Community Outreach conference call on Wednesday, July 22nd at 6:30 pm. During the call, the MCLR team will take feedback and respond to public comments and concerns. Anyone who would like to participate on the call can submit questions to

Conference Call Details

When: Thursday, July 22 at 6:30pm

Where: Contact John Lee,, for number and access code.
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About MCLR
The MCLR language represents over three years of work by thousands of Californians on a grassroots, "open source" document to legalize Marijuana for medical, industrial and adult social use. Through its open, inclusive process, MCLR has the support of dozens of attorneys, thousands of marijuana activists and tens of thousands of Californians.

About AFPR
The mission of Americans for Policy Reform is to effectively utilize the Initiative, Referendum and Lobbying processes to facilitate nationwide policy reforms. AFPR promotes and supports community based involvement utilizing open-source strategies and social media tools to enable grassroots policy reform.

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