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Nevada City Lawyer in Forefront of Legalizing Pot

If marijuana becomes legal for recreational use in California next year, you may have a Nevada City lawyer to thank for it…

Listen to Heather Burke 1

Heather Burke and her colleague are the first to put an initiative together which she says would also create a licensing system for cannabis-related activities. Burke says there are several other groups that are putting initiatives together, but she says this one looks out for the smaller growers…

Listen to Heather Burke 2

You may not have heard of Burke because she says she’s spent more time in litigation than activism, but she has been involved in marijuana law for years…

Listen to Heather Burke 3

Burke says there is a statewide group and two national organizations that are putting together their own initiative, and have the funding to campaign for it, which she would support. But in case that initiative doesn’t happen, she’ll carry this one forward. The deadline to get an initiative on the November 2016 ballot is coming up this summer.

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