A working group overseen by California’s lieutenant governor has issued a report outlining 58 policy suggestions for regulating recreational cannabis in the state should voters legalize marijuana for general adult use next year.
“We’re not arguing for a free market,” California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom told the Times. “We’re arguing for a very regulated market that has real oversight, that is flexible.”
Half a dozen legalization measures aiming for the 2016 ballot have already been filed with the California Secretary of State’s office, and support for recreational cannabis is running above 50% in recent polls.
California lawmakers have tried and failed for years to approve a statewide regulatory system for the medical marijuana industry, so they face an uphill battle reaching a compromise on recreational cannabis regulations.