KPCC (Guests: Kleiman, Lyman): From grow-ops to greenbacks: How should California regulate and tax recreational pot
By KPCC – April 9, 2014
In 1996, California became the first state to legalize medical marijuana. Today, over 20 states are looking into creating or enlarging their medical pot programs.
Public perception has overwhelmingly shifted toward the legalization of recreational marijuana since Colorado and Washington voted to put the practice in place, and California is seen as one of a handful of states that will inevitably follow suit.
Four measures for the November 2014 ballot were introduced, but all four have subsequently been scrapped. As the state’s pro-legalization movement gears up for 2016, AirTalk looks at how the state should tax and regulate the substance.