Hot damn, the California Secretary of State has assigned the Adult Use Marijuana Act (AUMA) the lofty designation of Proposition 64.
Hopefully tapping into Colorado’s Amendment 64 success, on November 8, 2016, Californians will be able to vote their conscience, and either legalize, tax, and regulate the recreational use of marijuana, or continue its costly prohibition.
After officially qualifying for the November 8th ballot by collecting over 600,000 signatures, California’s Adult Use Marijuana Act will be known as ‘Proposition 64′ during this November’s general election.
If passed on November 8, 2016, recreational marijuana sales and consumption would fire up Jan. 1, 2018, subject to the approval of any local municipalities and their licensing procedures. Currently, those local cities and counties who oppose legalization can outlaw any and all marijuana shops, deliveries, or grow facilities.
Cultivating strong support for legalization among the Golden State’s nearly 40,000,000 residents, the Public Policy Institute of California reported that 60% of those polled believed recreational marijuana consumption should be perfectly legal.