Bakersfield marijuana initiative

Bakersfield’s Marijuana Initiative won’t be added to the already bulging November ballot despite 22,000 residents having signed petitions supporting the measure. The proposal to replace the City of Bakersfield’s marijuana dispensary ban with state regulations just hasn’t attracted enough qualified signatures yet. Kern Citizens for Patient Rights, which has spent nearly $60,000 on the effort, needs at least 15,438 verified signatures for its measure to qualify for a ballot. That’s at least 10 percent of the 154,375 people 
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