Pot Legalization Measure Appears Headed for Ballot



Backers of a statewide measure turned in a petition with more than 700,000 signatures yesterday, far in excess of what is needed to qualify for the November election. The Chron reports that once the Secretary of State’s office determines that at least 433,971 of the signatures are valid, then it will place the measure on the ballot. The initiative, which is sponsored by Richard Lee, owner of Oaksterdam University in Oakland, would legalize pot possession of up to one ounce for adults.