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AP news story about the initiative to allow medical use.
The following is an article taken from the newspaper on February 22, 1994.
SAN FRANCISCO-Advocates hoping to place a measure to legalize marijuana on the
November ballot kicked off their Northern California campaign Monday.
The proposed California Hemp Initiative needs 385,000 voter signatures by
April 20 to qualify for the November ballot, said Lynette Shaw.
Shaw advocates the use of medical marijuana.
The initiative would regulate marijuana production, sales and use for adults
at least 21 years old.
Shaw, who was on hand for the opening of Northern California campaign
headquarters in San Francisco, said some 100,000 signatures already have been
They would be reviewed for authenticity, she said.
Legalizing marijuana would bring about $100 billion to the state's farming,
textile, paper and manufacturing industries, said initiative author Chris
"It would be an incredible boon to the economy that could save the state of
California," said Conrad.
Conrad is author of "Hemp, Lifeline of the Future."
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