In November, Californians Will Vote On Legalizing Pot

Californians have voted for some bad ballot initiatives in recent years, but maybe they’ll make up for it big time in November. The Los Angeles Times reports:

An initiative to legalize marijuana and allow it to be sold and taxed will appear on the November ballot, state election officials announced Wednesday. Supporters of the initiative collected well more than the 433,971 signatures needed for it to go before voters in the fall.

Legalization supporters note that misdemeanor arrests have risen dramatically in California in the last two decades. The initiative would also allow adults to grow up to 25 square feet of marijuana per residence or parcel.

But the measure, known as the Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act, goes further, allowing cities and counties to adopt ordinances that would authorize the cultivation, transportation and sale of marijuana, which could be taxed to raise revenue.

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  • tonyviner

    SWEET!!! I do not even smoke pot, but this would be awesome. Now if they can just work on legalizing the growth and cultivation of hemp we might be getting somewhere.

  • Virgendelavacas

    If this passes, I'm moving back in with my mom in CA. Seriously.

  • http://taxcannabis.org/ jean

    Historic statewide initiative in California to legalize, tax, and regulate cannabis. Help build national support for the movement. Sign up on the website, join the campaign! taxcannabis.org

  • http://www.commentbug.com/ commentbug

    hopefully this will reduce crime. if beer and cig are legal so should weed

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  • TJ

    I can only imagine the possibilities for the tourism industry. With good regulation and the right taxation scheme, the government of California could reap enormous benefits. A lot of the new revenue would be coming from out-of-state visitors.

  • TJ

    I can only imagine the possibilities for the tourism industry. With good regulation and the right taxation scheme, the government of California could reap enormous benefits. A lot of the new revenue would be coming from out-of-state visitors.

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