Calif. Voters to Decide Whether to Legalize Pot

Wednesday, 24 Mar 2010 08:49 PM

 

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California voters will decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana use for adults after an initiative was certified for the November ballot.

California would become the first state to legalize recreational marijuana if the proposition wins. It is legal to use marijuana for medicinal purposes in California and about a dozen other states, but the drug is illegal under federal law.

On Wednesday, the secretary of state's office certified that petitions seeking to place the question on the ballot had enough valid voter signatures to qualify.

If approved, the initiative would allow those 21 and older to possess up to one ounce of marijuana and cultivate the plant in gardens.

Local governments would decide whether to permit and tax marijuana sales.

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