The Referendum to Overturn the City of San Diego Medical Marijuana Zoning Ordinance
Citizens for Patient Rights, sponsored by the Patient Care Association, spearheaded a referendum to overturn the irresponsible, poorly-crafted, medical marijuana collective zoning ordinance passed by the City Of San Diego City Council on April 11th, 2011. We collected over 47,000 signatures in just 30 days, far surpassing the needed 31,019 valid voter signatures needed to qualify our referendum for the ballot and block the city ordinance.
San Diego City Council then voted on June 25th by a vote of 7-2 to repeal their medical marijuana zoning ordinance, in the face of intense voter support for our referendum. The City Council re-affirmed overturning the ordinance on September 27th, by a vote of 8-1.