SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 15, 2013) -  The Marijuana Control, Legalization and Revenue Act, intended for California's ballot in November 2014, is nearing completion. This is the first State Initiative created as an open-source, grassroots project by thousands of people contributing to the language via an open Google document.

The initiative intends to bring unity and support for legalization, combining valuable content and lessons learned from previous legislative attempts. The Marijuana Control, Legalization and Revenue Act seeks to:

  • Clarify medical marijuana laws
  • Protect children
  • Strengthen DUI laws
  • Protect patients' rights
  • Legalize social use of cannabis
  • Legalize hemp farming
  • Create jobs
  • Release prisoners
  • Save millions of taxpayer dollars

"We started by soliciting input from roughly 1,000 members of the forum," said Dave Hodges, founder of the forum and of All American Cannabis Collective (A2C2) in San Jose, CA. "In addition to open meetings in San Jose and regular reports to the forum, we created a Google document that literally anyone can see and contribute to. At each event, we requested specific input, and dozens of key advocates and legal advisers around the state provided recommendations and expertise."

"The open-source concept was created to institute new ideas and involve the community in the creation of the act," said Hodges. "As a result of the extensive input and recommendations from hundreds of advocates throughout the state, The Marijuana Control, Legalization and Revenue Act is nearing completion."

The document, located at, is open for additional comments and ideas until August 30, 2013.

The Marijuana Control, Legalization and Revenue Act was created by Californians for Marijuana Legalization and Control, a campaign committee project of Americans for Policy Reform (AFPR).

About Americans for Policy Reform
The mission of Americans for Policy Reform is to effectively utilize the initiative, referendum and lobbying processes to facilitate nationwide policy reform. AFPR promotes and supports community based involvement utilizing open-source strategies and social media tools to enable grassroots policy reform. The goal of AFPR is to protect the rights of all Americans from failed drug laws and any other policies that infringe on their rights.

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