Californians to Regulate Medical Marijuana has launched a website

Californians to Regulate Medical Marijuana has launched a website (, expects broad-based support and is lining up financial commitments from patients, doctors, advocates and individuals for efforts to qualify the initiative for the November 2012 ballot.

Californians to Regulate Medical Marijuana

The California Medical Marijuana Regulation, Control and Taxation Act Will:

  • Establish a self-funded Bureau of Medical Marijuana Enforcement (BMME) under the Department of Consumer Affairs, which also regulates the California Medical Board and the Board of Pharmacy.
  • Outlaw the issuance or use of fraudulent physician recommendations.
  • Establish a 2.5% tax on the sale of medical marijuana to fund all BMME activities and pay for the registry system.
  • Allocate any surplus tax revenues funds — beyond those needed to run the BMME – to fund emergency medical services, low-income assistance and health services, scientific and educational grant programs, research into environmentally-sound cultivation practices.
  • Explicitly protect medical patients’ civil rights, which were implicit in voter-approved Prop. 215.
  • Mandate state registration after July 1, 2013 for every person in California engaged in cultivating, processing, manufacturing, transporting, distributing, selling medical marijuana for use by others.
  • Exempt patients and primary caregivers growing medical marijuana at home for personal use only.
  • Prohibit cities and counties from excluding the operation of state-permitted medical marijuana businesses, but explicitly permit the establishment of reasonable zoning regulations on the location of facilities.
  • Grant all California cities and counties the opportunity to ban medical marijuana dispensaries in their jurisdiction by voting affirmatively in a local ballot initiative election, provided they show that patients have adequate access to medical marijuana by other reasonable means.