Signature gathering for CCHI 2016 is now concluded and we ask that all signatures be turned in immediately! We thank our dedicated volunteers who supported true, non-corporate legalization.
Sign the sensible legalization effort for California! We are gathering signatures until April 20th, 2016. Places to sign is being updated regularly with places across the state.
December 9th, 2015
The official California LAO analysis of the CCHI is quoted below.
Read the entire report here: http://www.lao.ca.gov/BallotAnalysis/Initiative/2015-050.
Summary of Fiscal Effects
•Reduced costs ranging from tens of millions of dollars to potentially exceeding $100 million annually to state and local governments...
•Net additional tax revenues of potentially up to several hundred million dollars annually...
November 29th, 2015
New places to sign CCHI in Humboldt County and San Jose!
November 23rd, 2015
CCHI is available to sign in Santa Monica, Los Angeles and Roseville. Visit our new Places to Sign resource, which will be updated regularly with new places to sign. Gather signatures at your business.
November 12th, 2015
Volunteers have started gathering signatures for CCHI- the cannabis initiative that gets it right and doesn't create oligarchies! CCHI will be gathering signatures until April 20, 2016, with the goal of 600,000 signatures. Become a volunteer today.
October 25th, 2015
Signature gatherers should watch the instructional videos.
September 17th, 2015:
CCHI 2016 will be gathering signatures from October 31st 2015 through April 20th 2016. Donate today!
August 31st, 2015:
CCHI 2016 discussed with Chris Conrad and Michael Jolson on The Cannabis Connection KSCO in Santa Cruz! Hosted by Christopher Carr.
August 25th, 2015:
CCHI 2016 was filed with the state of California. We expect to be cleared for circulation on October 28th.
July 19th, 2015:
Join the CCHI 2016 Pledge Drive.
July 18th, 2015:
CCHI 2016 has been endorsed by the Libertarian Party of California.
March 29th, 2015:
Tommy Chong, Dab Hashbars, Marijuana Legalization & Curing Cancer(part 1) Jack Herer Initiative CCHI... Watch Video
Jan 25th, 2015:
Please check out High Times Magazine's new website in support of legalizing Cannabis with a free market regulatory model. This website mirrors the CCHI 2016 goals of free market re-legalization of Cannabis Hemp.
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California, the largest political unit in the USA and eighth largest global economy, can show the way to the future by decriminalizing the ultimate sustainable domestic resource- Cannabis.
The California Hemp Act of 2016 creates funding for cannabis research, and for the development of new cannabis industries, creating millions of jobs with a new, truly green economy, with valuations potentially in the trillions of dollars.
This vital natural resource Cannabis Hemp, which was made illegal under a false propaganda campaign in 1937, can provide multitudes of non-toxic products, perhaps most importantly bio based oil, energy, and plastics without the tragic loss of life, security concerns, and wars due to foreign dependence, or catastrophic toxic oil spills.
This is the ultimate renewable resource, way more efficient than corn, soy, or anything else.
It can also provide building materials, insulation and even plastics, paints, and varnishes that are green, biodegradable, and non-toxic.
Hemp seeds are a super-food providing 17 different amino acids and providing omega 6 and 3 in the perfect 3-1 ratio. Hempseed oil contains the highest total essential fatty acids at 80% of total.
It is so resilient and easy to grow that it still grows feral in all 50 states.
Cannabis adds nutrients and improves soil as it grows.
Like firewood and whale oil, the petrochemical industry has had a good run- they've made their billions and now have us on the edge of a dangerous ecological cliff. It’s time to replace their fossil fuel with renewable ‘carbon neutral’ fuels from plant resources. It’s time to replace their oil based plastics and synthetic fibers with renewable ‘carbon negative’ plant resources, specifically Cannabis, the one plant uniquely qualified to fit the need.
It’s not enough to just allow our citizens the right to legally use cannabis as other state’s have done. With the passing of the California Cannabis Hemp Act of 2016, California will be the first state in the country to re-assert our Sovereign right to decriminalize the cannabis hemp plant and restore it to it’s historic place in our world as the earth’s #1 renewable natural resource.
Our initiative is simple- make Cannabis Hemp 100% legal the way it used to be- and save our economy and our environment.
CCHI 2016 Team