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MARIJUANA. INITIATIVE. Proposes statute which would immediately remove criminal penalties for possession of one ounce or less of marijuana by persons eighteen or older. Remaining provisions of proposed statute, authorizing licensing and sale of marijuana in a manner similar to alcoholic beverages, would not be operative until Federal laws are changed. Requires growers, wholesalers, and retailers to be licensed. Allows sales of one ounce packages to persons over eighteen. Allows licensed cultivation for personal or family consumption. Provides for tax on sales. Provides fines or imprisonment in county jail for violators. Permits legislative amendment to protect public health and welfare.
Mr. John Kaplan Professor Of Law, Stanford Law School, Stanford, California 94305
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Marijuana. California Initiative 61 (1972).