How will it affect city-county regulation of medical use?
Californians in November will decide on an initiative that would legalize recreational use of marijuana for adults 21 years and older and establish guidelines for regulating the cultivation, manufacturing and sale of recreational marijuana.
That leaves locals wondering what effect the measure might have on county and city regulations on cultivation of medical marijuana.
If Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, passes on Nov. 8, California will join Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington and District of Columbia in allowing legalized recreational use. Four other states, including Nevada, will also vote on the issue in November.
The Public Policy Institute of California released a report this month that estimated 60 percent of likely voters would vote yes on Proposition 64, and Ballotpedia.org lists polls which all have it winning.
Proposition 64 includes restrictions on where marijuana may be smoked, including prohibitions in public places, while driving and anywhere where smoking tobacco is illegal. People age 21 or older would be allowed to use marijuana in a private residence or licensed business.
Possession of up to 28.5 grams of marijuana and 8 grams of concentrated marijuana will be legal if the initiative passes. However, possession is prohibited at schools, day cares or anywhere children are present.
The Adult Use of Marijuana