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Newsom, other supporters call for study before 2016 pot ballot measure
Newsom, other supporters call for study before 2016 pot ballot measure

A group led by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a proponent of legalizing marijuana, is calling for a public airing of the issue to prepare the ground for an expected 2016 ballot measure that would decriminalize use of the drug. In a report provided to The Times, the group lists dozens of areas of inquiry, including how marijuana should be taxed, how to assess drivers under the influence of the drug and how it could be advertised and sold to consumers without increasing use by teenagers. “We’ve said all along, we have to be accountable and responsible for making sure that we address the intended and unintended consequences of any effort to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana for...

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