Prop 64: A voter’s guide to legal weed

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Voters will decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana for people over the age of 21. If Prop 64 passes, you could grow up to six plants in your home and you could possess 28 grams of marijuana. But you could only smoke or eat it in a private home or a place with a special permit. Recent polls show that voters support the measure by a wide margin. But some of the people who stand to make the most money from Prop 64 have reservations. Growers are split on the proposition as are some dispensary owners.

*The explanation of criminal penalties provided in this interview was unclear and easily misinterpreted to overstate the actual penalties written into Prop 64. This chart explains Prop 64's criminal penalties.


Beau Kilmer - RAND Drug Policy Research Center, co-author “Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know” - @beaukilmer, Brett Vapnek - Business owner, Lanette Davies - Business owner

Madeleine Brand, KCRW Staff

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