The voting booths are closed and the final results on the California Marijuana Legalization Initiative, or Proposition 64, are in with only 11% of precincts reporting!
California Marijuana Legalization Initiative, Prop 64, passes with current polls supporting at 55.2%.
Prop 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), legalizes:
- the possession of 1 ounce of marijuana, or up to 8 grams of cannabis concentrates for those 21 years and older,
- the cultivation of up to 6 plants,
- the industrial cultivation of hemp,
- a taxed and regulated system for a recreational marijuana industry.
California’s recreational marijuana law is intricate. It outlines marketing restrictions to minors, allows local tax rates and limitations on commercial marijuana operators to be in the hands of local counties and municipalities, and several other stipulations.
It also creates systems for reducing sentences and expunging past marijuana convictions.
Tax resources are allocated toward environmental protection and remediation, youth substance abuse prevention, medical marijuana research and local governments.
Full text on the California Marijuana Legalization Initiative can be found here.