California pot industry's next move: Ballot initiative for state regulation

The Sacramento Bee (US)
Monday, February 6, 2012

A proposed ballot initiative aimed for the November elections begs a key question looming over California's medical marijuana industry: Can stricter state regulation keep the federal government from shutting it down? Dispensaries, medical marijuana growers and a powerful union local are rallying behind an initiative that would regulate California's $1.5 billion pot trade.