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Backers of legal marijuana face challenges in crafting a ballot measure
Backers of legal marijuana face challenges in crafting a ballot measure

With Californians facing a possible vote next year on whether to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, supporters are scrambling to craft a measure that can win broad public support. So far, three groups have submitted proposed marijuana ballot measures to state election authorities. It will take months to sort out whether any of them —— or others not yet proposed — gain final approval for next year’s ballot. To varying degrees, Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska have already legalized recreational pot. But the scale of legalization in California would be far bigger, and it would affect a vast existing patchwork of marijuana crops and medical...

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