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Other local measures were designed to regulate marijuana businesses and sales, including:

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, California, , , and  all had marijuana legalization measures appearing on the 2016 ballot.
Proposition 64 legalized the recreational use of marijuana for adults aged 21 years or older, permitting smoking in a private home or at a business licensed for on-site marijuana consumption. Smoking was to remain illegal while driving a vehicle, anywhere smoking tobacco is, and in all public places. Up to 28.5 grams of marijuana and 8 grams of concentrated marijuana are legal to possess under this measure. However, possession on the grounds of a school, day care center, or youth center while children are present remains illegal. An individual is permitted to grow up to six plants within a private home as long as the area is locked and not visible from a public place.

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The following table includes past initiative attempts in the United States to legalize marijuana:
Rachel A. Barry and Stanton A. Glantz, the center's researchers, deemed marijuana legalization an "appropriate response" to "the social inequities and large public costs of a failed War on Drugs." However, they said that without proper safeguards, a powerful marijuana industry similar to the tobacco industry would emerge. The center's report recommended that a marijuana legalization measure include "a robust marijuana prevention and control program modeled on the evidence-based California Tobacco Control Program." Furthermore,


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The following map depicts the legal status of recreational marijuana in different states as of 2016:
Counties and municipalities were empowered to restrict where marijuana businesses could be located. Local governments were also allowed to completely ban the sale of marijuana from their jurisdictions. Moreover, local jurisdictions were allowed by the measure to "reasonably regulate" the personal growth, possession, and use of marijuana plants allowed by Prop. 64.

Revenue from the two taxes will be deposited in a new California Marijuana Tax Fund. First, the revenue will be used to cover costs of administrating and enforcing the measure. Next, it will be distributed to drug research, treatment, and enforcement, including:

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The Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation was renamed the Bureau of Marijuana Control and became responsible for regulating and licensing marijuana businesses.

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Yes on 64, also known as Californians to Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana while Protecting Children, led the campaign in support of Proposition 64.

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Keith Stroup, founder of the pro-marijuana legalization group , said, "I think, without question, we are going to win California, and I really do believe that is the ultimate tipping point for this issue nationwide."

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According to this proposition, businesses needed to acquire a state license to sell marijuana for recreational use. Local governments could also require them to obtain a local license. Businesses were not authorized by the proposition to sell within 600 feet of a school, day care center, or youth center. The initiative also prevented licenses for large-scale marijuana businesses for five years in order to prevent "unlawful monopoly power."

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supports Prop 64 because it incorporates best practices from states that already legalized adult marijuana use, and adheres closely to the recommendations of California's Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy, which included law enforcement and public health experts.