Marijuana could be legal for everyone over 21 in California

Posted by sparky on January 12th, 2010

There has been a prohibition against marijuana in the United States since 1913.  It may be coming to an end in California this year.

Assembly Bill 390 – legislation to tax and regulate marijuana will be voted on Tuesday.  If it’s approved, then California will be the first state in the Union to take the first step in legalizing pot.

The bill was authored by San Francisco Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, and it would treat pot the same way alcohol is treated in California.  Anyone who is over 21 can possess, grow or ingest it.

Of course, the reason the bill has any chance of passing is that California is in dire financial straits and the money that would be generated by the taxing of pot (according to supporters the figure is close to a billion dollars) might be able to pull the state out of debt.

Since marijuana for medical use is legal in California, anyone can easily score weed in the state.  So Californian legislators would have to be high not to approve the bill.

Category: Drugs