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Marijuana supporters in California began their next attempt at legalizing recreational use of the drug July 25, when the secretary of state’s office approved the circulation of ballot petitions for their proposition.

Advocates for recreational marijuana must gather 504,760 signatures by Dec. 19 for the initiative to appear on either the June or November ballots next year.

The new movement supported by Steve Kubby, a medical marijuana activist, differs from California’s Proposition 19 — the previous effort to legalize recreational marijuana that failed to pass in the 2010 midterm elections.

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