Published 5 years ago
Ed Rosenthal | Hempfest Seattle 2015
The Bill of Rights of Marijuana Users
1.) All current marijuana laws prohibiting possession, use, sales and production shall be repealed and this law will replace them.
2.) Cannabis will be placed under civil authority and regulation. Criminal penalties will apply only to a limited number of activities.
3.) All residents shall have the right to grow their own marijuana and to share it with family and friends.
4.) Medical marijuana shall be manufactured and provided separately than adult-use and a marijuana recommendation shall be treated as a prescription by the state. Medical dispensaries will be permitted in all jurisdictions.
5.) Adult-use stores shall be allowed on a county and city basis. They will be prohibited only by a vote of the people to prohibit them.
6.) Manufacture and processing shall be permitted in all cities and counties, and licenses to do so shall be granted when the zoning and appropriate permits are secured. These permits and the zoning laws shall not be designed to restrict the opening or continued existence of these enterprises.
7.) Adult use shall be permitted on private premises at the owner’s discretion; “public” smoking bans may apply to streets and other public property.
In 1972 the first California Marijuana Initiative proclaimed as its goal, FREE, LEGAL, BACKYARD MARIJUANA—it still rings true!