Initiative To The People Protecting And Strengthening RCW 69.51A
(I-1343 refiled this year with 2 new rules: www.cppwa.org/previous-filings)
I-1372 Gathers Signatures To Protect & Strengthen Medical Cannabis
--January 21, 2015, 5 PM PST
WASHINGTON STATE--Initiative Measure No. 1372 filed January 6, 2015, started gathering signatures for this November's ballot. This initiative to the People will protect and strengthen the medical cannabis law, RCW 69.51A, by offering compassion, clarity and consistency through the following changes:
Signatures are being gathered to qualify for this November ballot. The deadline for gathering the 246,372 signatures from register voters required to qualify is July 2, 2015. It is our belief that this can be accomplished if every qualifying patient were to sign or every registered voter in Seattle would sign at once.
1998, Washingtonians overwhelming approved I-692 creating cannabis for medical use for qualifying patients. The legislature directed the department of health to define what a “60-day supply” meant. In 2008, they came back with 100 square foot of grow space and 35 ounces of usable cannabis. The law enforcement community dissatisfied with the amount influenced the change to the current 15 plants and 24 ounces 1 It should be stated that this was done without any outside medical advice and based solely on police practices, not based off of medical or scientific information. In April 2011, a letter from the police enforcement union to Governor Gregoire telling which sections to veto removed regulation for the medical use of cannabis, and definitions from RCW 69.51A.2 The current bills proposed for the current legislative session continue to do the same thing while violate the same laws, as well as take away patients rights like eliminating private, non-commercial, patient collective gardens and ending authorizations for the medical use of cannabis.
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