Signatures are now being collected throughout the state of California for a 1998 ballot initiative which would legalize the cultivation of hemp for industrial purposes in that state. 433,269 valid signatures will be required to qualify the initiative for the ballot in November of '98. The initiative was proposed by Sam H. Clauder II.

For more information, or to send a donation, contact:

Sam H. Clauder II <cdpr@gte.net>
Alan Mason <grassroots@worldnet.att.net>
Clifford Schaffer <schaffer@smartlink.net>

NOTE: DRCNet will let you know as soon as the language of the initiative is available on the net.

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