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What legalized marijuana might mean for California employers

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Voters will have the opportunity next month to determine whether California joins a growing number of states that have legalized recreational marijuana. If so, what would this mean for employers?

The “Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act” is on the Nov. 8 general election ballot as Proposition 64.

The initiative stands a good chance of passing. Recent polls indicate that approximately 60% of likely California voters favor legalization.

The California initiative

Proposition 64 proposes to legalize recreational marijuana for individuals over the age of 21. It would allow adults to possess, transport and purchase up to one ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants for recreational use.

The Bureau of Marijuana Control, a new department of the Department of Consumer Affairs, would regulate the commercial cultivation, distribution and sale of marijuana. The department would license and regulate commercial enter...(register to read more)

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