California Plans For Marijuana Legalization, But Are They Ready?






If Californians vote next year to legalize the sale of recreational marijuana, will the state be ready? There is an effort underway in California to get a marijuana legalization initiative on the 2016 ballot. A report released last month by the Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy provides a road map for regulating pot in California. It recommends developing certain policies and guidelines to insure California doesn’t face the problems encountered by other states that have legalized marijuana.

California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom , who is running for governor in 2018 and led the commission, supports legalizing marijuana. But he said if the state legalizes the use of recreational marijuana, it will take time to implement. If we do move forward with it, its not a one act, Newsom told KPBS Midday Edition on Wednesday.

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