Election 2016: Prop 64
Here's what you need to know to decide how to vote on California's Proposition 64.
ICYMI: the 2016 election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, with early voting kicking off at San Francisco’s City Hall on Tuesday, October 11.
In addition to voting for officials at the local, state, and national level, San Franciscans will face a decision on 17 state ballot initiatives and 25 local propositions.
Not sure how to vote on Proposition 64? We hope the brief voter guide below will help you decide!
What Is Prop 64?
Prop 64 would legalize marijuana under state law for California residents 21 years of age and older.
The proposition would also impose the collection of state taxes on the production and sale of marijuana and provide for industry licensing and standards.
Who Supports Prop 64?
Key supporters of Prop 64 include: the California Democratic Party, California Medical Association, Drug Policy Action, and National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws.
Supporters argue that the proposition would create an environment where marijuana production and sale is safe, controlled, and taxed.
Proponents also contend that Prop 64 would generate substantial tax revenue and decrease law enforcement costs, while ensuring safeguards are implemented to protect children.
Who Opposes Prop 64?
Opponents argue that the proposition would lead to an increase in impaired driving and highway injuries and fatalities.
Opponents also contend that Prop 64 would allow the cultivation of marijuana near schools and parks and lead to an increase in black market and drug cartel activity.
Learn More about Prop 64
To learn more, read the full text of Proposition 64.