Secretary of State No.
MARIJUANA. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Requires Legislature to authorize sale of marijuana in retail stores and, subject to federal internal revenue laws, to license and regulate the manufacture, sale, purchase, possession, transportation, wholesaling, distribution, and cultivation of marijuana. Establishes Department of Marijuana Control and Marijuana Control Appeals Board with director and members appointed by Governor and confirmed by Senate. Authorizes license fees and excise taxes. Authorizes Legislature to enact implementing legislation but prohibits it from making marijuana any less available than alcohol. Prohibits sale, furnishing, or giving of marijuana to persons under 18 years of age. If this proposed initiative is adopted, undefined additional financing from state sources in the approximate amount of at least $1,581,000 annually will be required which can be obtained by passing legislation providing for fees and excise taxes.
Mr. William Beverly Smart, P. O. Box 5505, Mission Hills, California 91340
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Marijuana California Initiative 53 (1971).