Proposition 64: Marijuana Legalization

Posted at 11:49 AM, Oct 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-27 23:28:24-04

Proposition 64 would legalize marijuana under state law, for use by adults 21 or older. It would impose state taxes on sales and cultivation, provide for industry licensing, establish standards for marijuana products and allow local regulation and taxation.

A yes vote on this measure means: Adults 21 years of age or older could legally grow, possess, and use marijuana for nonmedical purposes, with certain restrictions. The state would regulate nonmedical marijuana businesses and tax the growing and selling of medical and nonmedical marijuana. Most of the revenue from such taxes would support youth programs, environmental protection, and law enforcement.

A no vote on this measure means: Growing, possessing, or using marijuana for nonmedical purposes would remain illegal. It would still be legal to grow, possess, or use marijuana for medical purposes.

The full text of the measure is available here. Information in this article is from the California Secretary of State.