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.