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Verified Petition Signatures Effectively Block City Ban on Collectives

posted Jul 13, 2011, 10:09 AM by Citizens For Patients Rights   [ updated Jul 13, 2011, 10:10 AM ]

The Citizens for Patient’s Rights (CPR) and the Patient Care Association of California (PCA) are proud to announce that  San Diego’s City Clerk has verified the required 31, 029 signatures on CPR's petition referendum, effectively blocking the land use ordinance that banned medical cannabis collectives. The City Council now has ten days to either rescind the ordinance or schedule an election.

In order to avoid the prohibitive costs of an election, the CPR and the PCA respectfully urge the San Diego City Council to rescind the March 2011 land use ordinance. If rescinded, the City Council has a second chance to not only create a new land use ordinance that respects the rights of patients to safe access but also work with the city's medical cannabis collectives to provide clear guidance fifteen years after the passage of the Compassionate Use Act. We looks forward to the day when patients' rights are protected and the collectives can operate in a clearly defined regulatory environment.