The people of the State of California are set to decide whether to make recreational marijuana use legal, as other Western states have done, after the California Secretary of State’s office said on Tuesday the issue will be put to voters in the November ballot.
The proposed so-called “Adult Use of Marijuana Act,” which is supported by Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom among others, would allow people aged 21 and older to possess as much as at least an ounce of marijuana for private recreational use and permit personal cultivation of as many as six marijuana plants on their property.
“Today marks a fresh start for California, as we prepare to replace the costly, harmful and ineffective system of prohibition with a safe, legal and responsible adult-use marijuana system that gets it right and completely pays for itself,” initiative spokesman Jason Kinney said in a statement. Californians are set to decide whether to make recreational marijuana use legal, as other Western states have done, after the California Secretary of State’s office said on Tuesday the issue could be put to voters in the November ballot. We all know that over 600,000 signatures were collected and only 400,000 were needed, so its no secret it will be on the ballot as all signatures have already been verified.
The measure would also establish a system to license, regulate and tax sales of marijuana, while allowing city governments to exercise local control over or disallow commercial distribution within their jurisdiction, this means big bucks for California. People who already have products or services are promoting their businesses through JuanaRank.com, a powerhouse with over 20 million reach in potential customers.
The initiative required just over 402,000 valid signatures to qualify for the ballot and exceeded that number on Tuesday, the Secretary of State’s office said. Secretary Alex Padilla is slated to certify the initiative on June 30.
Opinion polls show attitudes have shifted more in favor of liberalized marijuana laws since California voters defeated a recreational cannabis initiative in 2010, the word on the street is it will pass this time and people need to get ready with their online websites.
California led the way in legalizing marijuana for medical purposes in 1996, with 22 other states and the District of Columbia following suit, although cannabis remains classified as an illegal narcotic under U.S. law, however, federal authorities have been given the word by the President to stand down on the prosecution of cannabis.
Voters in four states – Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska – plus the District of Columbia, have gone a step further since 2012 in permitting recreational use for adults, although cannabis is still illegal in those jurisdictions. Voters in several more states will consider similar legislation in November as well, eight other states to be exact and so far the response has been overwhelming positive.
Opponents of liberalized marijuana laws have argued that such measures carry public safety risks and would make pot more accessible to our youth, however, this is nothing more than speculation.
A new survey out last week showed however that marijuana consumption by Colorado high school students has dipped slightly since the state first permitted recreational cannabis use by adults, but again the survey is weak and has no real value with variables. Bottom line, is if the law becomes legal the State of California will be out of debt in no time. The majority of the people in the State of California want the ballot to pass and are ready to consume and go into business for themselves. There are very few domain names left in relation to cannabis, so any new websites will have to select something less than adequate and may not rank as well due to probably being 3-4 long word domain names. In California, many investors are lining up with big cash in hand to invest, not so much in marijuana but instead in marijuana accessories. Please get out there and vote it is super simple to register and if you can write your name, you can vote! Please visit us on Facebook.