|California’s Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced recently that the organizers of the California Cannabis Hemp Initiative (CCHI) 2016 can begin collecting signatures to qualify the initiative for the November 8, 2016 California state election ballot. A grassroots organization based in Simi Valley (our county!) will have 180 days to circulate petitions and collect 365,880 registered voters’ signatures. These must be submitted to county elections officials by April 25, 2016.
This initiative has been vetted and endorsed by the California State Libertarian Party. It is well-rounded and well-written. Note these highlights:
Please commit to helping the CCHI 2016 initiative get on the ballot! Sign a petition form and get your family and friends to sign it too. You can also volunteer to gather signatures on your own. However, for this initiative to be successful, the originators know they will have to hire professional petitioners as well. Since it is expected that $900,000 will be needed to fund this effort, your donations are vital.
CCHI 2016 proponent and activist Michael Jolson said, “We are confident that we can qualify the CCHI 2016 with this grassroots effort with both a mass mobilization of volunteers and an infusion of financial support to hire professional petitioners. With the re-legalization of cannabis hemp, we can help restore our number one renewable resource on Earth as we create a billion dollar economy through the emergence of cannabis and hemp industries. There are over 10,000 uses for cannabis hemp of which 50,000 commercial products can be made.”
Let’s all help to make this happen! You can view the full text of the CCHI 2016 initiative, make donations, request petitions to circulate or just get more information at www.cchi2016.org.
California Cannabis Hemp Initiative