Proposition 64 has re-legalized Cali. Let’s take a closer look at the details.
CHANGES TO STATE LAW: Proposition 64 allow(s) adults aged 21 years or older to possess and use marijuana for recreational purposes. The measure create(s) two new taxes, one levied on cultivation and the other on retail price. Revenue from the taxes will be spent on drug research, treatment, and enforcement, health and safety grants addressing marijuana, youth programs, and preventing environmental damage resulting from illegal marijuana production.
ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN: The “Yes on 64” campaign outraised opponents eleven-to-one. As of November 7, 2016, supporters had raised $22.5 million in contributions, while “No on 64” had raised $2.1 million. Sean Parker, founder of Napster and former Facebook president, had contributed $8.6 million to “Yes on 64.” As of November 7, 2016, the California Secretary of State reported that Julie Schauer, based in Pennsylvania, contributed almost $1.4 million in opposition to Proposition 64, which amounted to about 65 percent of opposition funds. California’s two largest newspapers, the Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle, endorsed the measure. The California Democratic Party also endorsed Proposition 64, and the California Republican Party came out in opposition. Support for the initiative ranged between 51 and 60 percent, and averaged around 56 percent, since the beginning of September 2016.
WHO CAN USE CANNABIS? Proposition 64 legalized the recreational use of marijuana for adults aged 21 years or older. Smoking (is) permitted in a private home or at a business licensed for on-site marijuana consumption. Smoking remains illegal while driving a vehicle, anywhere smoking tobacco is, and in all public places. Up to 28.5 grams of marijuana and 8 grams of concentrated marijuana are legal to possess. However, possession on the grounds of a school, day care center, or youth center while children are present remains illegal. An individual is permitted to grow up to six plants within a private home, as long as the area is locked and not visible from a public place.
WHO CAN SELL CANNABIS? To sell marijuana for recreational use, businesses need to acquire a state license. Local governments can also require them to obtain a local license. Businesses are not be authorized to sell within 600 feet of a school, day care center, or youth center. The initiative also prevents licenses for large-scale marijuana businesses for five years in order to prevent “unlawful monopoly power.”
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