The Humble Libertarian

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Recreational Marijuana Use Likely To Become Legal in California

From the most recent article at my CAIVN column:

In all likelihood, California could be the very first state in the union to legalize the recreational use of marijuana this November.

After legalization activists submitted nearly 700,000 signatures for a proposition to legalize marijuana, California's Secretary of State Debra Bowen certified a ballot initiative earlier this week to legalize the cultivation, possession, and sale of marijuana in the state of California for recreational purposes.

The initiative will go on the ballot this November, and it needs only a simple majority to pass and become law (just as if the legislature had passed it and the governor had signed it), which should be a breeze considering that state-wide polling shows that 56% of California's registered voters support legalizing and taxing marijuana.

But what does this all mean, and what deeper controversy will it ignite? Read the rest of the article here to find out.