California Marijuana Legalization Efforts Receive Guidance from Blue Ribbon Commission

California Marijuana Legalization Efforts Receive Guidance from Blue Ribbon Commission

California will be joined by a number of other states hoping to legalize marijuana in 2016.

SACRAMENTO, CA — A Blue Ribbon Commission led by California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom released a report Monday providing a total of 58 recommendations for advocates to consider as they move forward to place a legalization initiative on the statewide ballot in November 2016.

California will be joined by a number of other states hoping to legalize marijuana in 2016.

This report seeks to provide regulatory guidance for the state’s forthcoming legalization effort. The commission prefaced its report by stating: “Legalization of marijuana would not be an event that happens in one election. Rather, it would be a process that unfolds over many years requiring sustained attention to…

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