Recreational marijuana initiatives are set to be in the hands of voters in five states in just six weeks. Across the nation, acceptance of marijuana is increasing. The tax revenue in states where recreational marijuana is already legal is helping local economies and school systems. That can become a reality for five more states in November.
Question 2 is Nevada’s ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana. The tax revenue would be distributed to public education for grades K – 12. If the measure passes, all recreational marijuana sales will include a 15-percent tax.
If Question 2 passes, adults ages 21 and older will be able to:
Local governments in Nevada will be able to set individual regulations for marijuana business operations or ban operations.
Question 4 in Massachusetts would legalize recreational marijuana for adults ages 21 and older. The proposed law would allow qualifying adults to possess less than 10-ounces of marijuana/marijuana-infused products within their home. In public, up to one ounce of marijuana could be carried in your pocket or purse.
Other inclusions of the proposed law are:
Question 1 in Main would legalize possession of up to 2.5 ounces of prepared marijuana for adults ages 21 and older. Qualifying adults would also be permitted to possess up to 2.5 ounces of flower. Home grows will be permitted – allowing 6 plants in immature/seedling stages.
Additional regulations to be imposed:
Proposition 64 in California will legalize the possession of up to 28.5 grams of marijuana flower for adults ages 21 and older. Qualifying adults will also be permitted to possess up to 8-grams of concentrate.
Cultivators will have to pay taxes at a rate of $9.25 per ounce of flower and $2.75 per ounce of leaves.
Prop 205 would legalize recreational marijuana use in Arizona for adults ages 21 and older. Tax dollars would benefit public health programs, mental health programs, public education and some law enforcement programs.