Prop 64: Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana

7.08.2016 | Initiatives

Ballot Title

Marijuana Legalization. Initiative Statute.


This measure would legalize marijuana and hemp. State agencies will license and regulate the marijuana industry. A sales tax on marijuana will be established and for cultivating marijuana flowers and leaves. Exempts medical marijuana from some previous taxation. Will create packaging, labeling, advertising, and marketing standards and restrictions for marijuana products. Will allow for local regulation and taxation of marijuana. Will authorize re-sentencing and destruction of records for prior marijuana convictions.

Arguments For:

“So, as the people are on the verge of ending marijuana prohibition in this state, our local law enforcement and County supervisors are weighing down the progress of history, trying to keep their reins on a changing culture that is no longer in their control.” – Frank Gormlie, lawyer and grassroots activist

Arguments Against:

“Proposition 64 purposely omits DUI standard to keep marijuana-impaired drivers off our highways. California Association of Highway Patrolmen strenuously oppose. 64 also Legalizes ads promoting smoking marijuana, Gummy candy and brownies on television shows watched by millions of children and teens. Shows reckless disregard for child health and safety.” – California Hospital Association

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