Ed Rosenthal, Legendary California Marijuana Grower & Activist Endorses the Marijuana Control, Legalization & Revenue Act (MCLR) Initiative and Opposes the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) Based on Major Flaws

Rosenthal states serious faults in AUMA will doom the initiative to
failure. The single page, print-at-home MCLR legalization initiative is
now the only hope for California in 2016

OAKLAND, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ed Rosenthal and many others have serious concerns about the current
state of marijuana legalization efforts in California. Rosenthal has
announced his public support for the Marijuana Control, Legalization &
Revenue Act (MCLR) initiative and opposition to the Adult Use of
Marijuana Act (AUMA/the Sean Parker initiative). MCLR is now seen by the
majority of activists, operators and community leaders as the best
alternative to the faulty AUMA, an initiative that could devastate
California’s current marijuana industry.

“If we pass a flawed legalization initiative, we will never be able to
fix it,” said Ed Rosenthal. “Our only hope is to defeat AUMA and get
MCLR on the ballot. The over 60 pages of regulations in AUMA are a
Trojan horse claiming to be legalization.”

Major flaws in AUMA include:

   
1. FRACTURES CALIFORNIA LAWS
a. Cities and Counties can “completely prohibit” any type of
marijuana business without asking the voters of the city or county –
26200(a)
b. Every city can have different “standards, requirements and
regulations” – 26201
c. Cities and Counties can ban “delivery” business altogether –
26200(a) and/or ban “delivery” from licensed businesses outside the
city or county
2. KEEPS MARIJUANA CRIMINAL – Up to 4 years jail time for giving away,
offering to give away, or transporting, offering to transport or
attempting to transport more than 28.5 grams of marijuana or 4 grams
of concentrate – 11360(a)(2)
Planting, cultivating, harvesting, dry or process more than 6 living
marijuana plants on one piece of property – 11360(A)(2)
3. STUPID TAXES – AUMA Part 14.5. Marijuana Tax
For a $500 pound of flowers the growers tax would be $148 or 29.6%
The total tax would be: 29.6% (grower) + 9.25% (state BOE) + 15%
(retail) + 10% (or more local) = 63.85% tax on flowers
For a $100 pound of leaf the grower’s tax would be $44 or 44%.
The total tax would be:44% (grower) + 9.25% (state BOE) + 15%
(retail) + 10% (or more local) = 78.25% tax on leaf
4. YOU CANNOT SELL MARIJUANA UNTIL “FEDERAL LAW” SAYS IT’S “OK TO SELL
MARIJUANA!”
SECTION 11. CONSTRUCTION AND INTERPRETATION
“… no provision or provisions of this Act shall be interpreted or
construed in a manner to create a positive conflict with federal
law, including the federal Controlled Substances Act, such that the
provision or provisions of this Act and federal law cannot
consistently stand together.”
 

WHY MCLR
Unlike the hastily drafted 60 pages of AUMA, the 1
page MCLR only addresses a single subject, marijuana legalization for
adults 21 and over. Additionally MCLR is simple to read and understand.
With the 1 page version of MCLR, this will be the first time in history
a marijuana legalization Initiative can be downloaded and printed at
home using standard 8.5 x 11 paper and any printer (www.mclr.us/print).

MCLR’s language represents over three years of outreach to farmers,
operators, patients and activists in a grassroots “open source” document
aimed at legalizing marijuana. The initiative would legalize marijuana,
fixes problems created by the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety
Act (MMRSA) and provides a way for the existing medical marijuana
industry to transition into a well-regulated market. This is in stark
contrast to AUMA, which many say will only severely reinforce some of
MMRSA’s biggest flaws.

MCLR is a single page document that can be downloaded, printed, signed
and circulated by anyone with an Internet connection. This unique
document is the first marijuana legalization initiative specifically
developed to use social media and the Internet community.

MCLR Print-at-Home Petition – http://www.mclr.us/print
Join
and Volunteer – http://mclr2016-afpr.nationbuilder.com
Donate
to MCLR – Committee for Cannabis Control 2016 – https://ccc2016.nationbuilder.com
Donate
to MCLR and get free weed – http://www.Weed4Votes.com/donate

Contacts

for Americans for Policy Reform
Erika Taylor Montgomery,
408-218-2391
Erika@ThreeGirlsMedia.com
or
Ed
Rosenthal
AskEdR@Aol.com