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Legalizes under state law marijuana possession, production, cultivation, transportation, manufacture, processing, and sale. Creates commission to license and regulate the marijuana industry. Establishes procedures for resentencing of persons convicted of nonviolent marijuana offenses. Imposes excise tax on marijuana of $.50 per gram of dried marijuana, $2.00 per gram of concentrated marijuana, and $3.30 per gallon of liquid marijuana-infused products. Permits local taxes of up to 10% on marijuana sales, with voter approval. Provides for collection of marijuana taxes by Board of Equalization. Exempts medical marijuana from some taxation. Limits local regulation of marijuana. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Reduced costs ranging from tens of millions of dollars to potentially exceeding $100 million annually to state and local governments related to enforcing certain marijuana-related offenses, handling the related criminal cases in the court system, and incarcerating and supervising certain marijuana offenders. Net additional state and local tax revenues of potentially up to several hundred million dollars annually related to the production and sale of marijuana, most of which is required to be spent on drug education and counseling services, state parks, research related to the medical use of marijuana, and regulation of commercial marijuana activities.
Chad Hanes, Marinda Hanes (415) 915-5420
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MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION. INITIATIVE STATUTE. California Initiative 1698 (2015).