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Petition To Repeal San Jose Pot Law Qualifies For Ballot

SAN JOSE (CBS/AP) – Medical marijuana advocates in San Jose have qualified a petition for the ballot that would repeal recent city-approved restrictions on pot clubs.

San Jose's ordinance would reduce the number of pot clubs from more than 100 to 10 and require them to grow all of the marijuana they distribute on site.

The Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters concluded on Dec. 30 that the advocates had collected more than the required number of signatures for the petition.

KCBS' Matt Bigler Reports:

They needed roughly 29,500 signatures, and they collected about 1,500 more than that.

Mayor Chuck Reed said on Tuesday he would consider a compromise that would increase the number of city-allowed pot clubs to as many as 25 and allow some off-site cultivation.

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