California Legalizes Marijuana


Nov 9, 2016 (San Diego) The state has legalized marijuana. With the passage of Prop 64 the use of legal marijuana is now legal in the state of California. The measure had stiff opposition from law enforcement and District Attorneys. The meassure read in part:

Currently in California, nonmedical marijuana use is unregulated, untaxed, and occurs without any consumer or enviromnental protections. The Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use ofMarijuana Act will legalize marijuana for those over 21 years old, protect children, and establish laws to regulate marijuana cultivation, distribution, sale and use, and will protect Californians and the enviromnent from potential dangers. It establishes the Bureau of Marijuana Control within the Department of Consumer Affairs to regulate and license the marijuana industry.

Marijuana is currently legal in our state for medical use and illegal for nomnedical use. Abuse of the medical marijuana system in California has long been widespread, but recent bipartisan legislation signed by Governor Jerry Brown is establishing a comprehensive regulatory scheme for medical marijuana. The Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act (hereafter called the Adult Use of Marijuana Act) will consolidate and streamline regulation and taxation for both nomnedical and medical marijuana.


The state is now joining Colorado and Washington with this practice.

In a related city measure, taxing non-medical marijuana is passing by wide margins in the city of San Diego.

As of now this is how it stands

Vote for: 1




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