Proposition 64

Back off, Jeff Sessions. California and other states should be able to legalize and regulate pot on their own

Back off, Jeff Sessions. California and other states should be able to legalize and regulate pot on their own

California voters decided last year that the sale of recreational marijuana should be made legal, beginning on Jan. 1, 2018. But Proposition 64 left many of the details to local governments and state regulators. So the last several months have been a race against the calendar, as officials have sought to develop rules governing where, when and how businesses may grow, transport and sell marijuana to adults.

Last month, the state unveiled 276 pages of regulations for the new recreational pot marketplace. Among other things, the rules...

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