Want to get high for fun, legally? You’ll be able to do so in California if voters there approve a November ballot initiative to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.
The Tax Cannabis Act would allow adults over 21 to legally purchase up to an ounce of pot and grow small amounts, 14wfie.com reports. Local governments could collect on every marijuana sale. Legalization advocates say the initiative could help relieve California’s $20 billion deficit, raising up to $1.4 billion a year while cutting law enforcement expenses.
But not everyone is happy about the efforts to legalize recreational marijuana. Legalizing recreational marijuana will lead to the use of harder drugs and cause more problems for society, Pastor Ron Allen of Sacramento told ABC News. Allen is one of the leaders of a coalition of cops and clergy.
California was the first state to legalize marijuana for medical use 15 years ago.