“Proponents of medical marijuana have begun collecting signatures to let Santa Ana voters decide whether the city should allow dispensaries to operate in the city” according to the O.C. Register.
The initiative’s signature gathering is being coordinated by Debbie Tharp, a Libertarian who has run for the State Assembly. She has since become an expert on ballot measure signature gathering and is making a living off such campaigns. I ran into one of her signature gatherers a week ago at an Albertson’s on 17th and Tustin Ave. The Albertson’s manager asked him to move back away from the entrance and he did so. Tharp herself was arrested a few weeks ago while gathering signatures in front of a Mother’s Market in Costa Mesa. Continue reading