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Posted on: December 13, 2019

Final Votes on Ballot Measure to Legalize Cannabis Scheduled

Yesterday, the Assembly Oversight, Reform and Federal Relations Committee and Senate Commerce Committee held the required public hearings on ACR-840 and SCR-183, authorizing a 2020 public question on legalizing adult use of recreational cannabis. The ballot question includes language that, if authorized by the Legislature, a municipality may pass a local ordinance to charge a local tax on cannabis products.

Both measures are scheduled for final floor votes on Monday and are expected to pass. If they are unable to get 3/5 majority vote but still a majority of votes, the legislature must consider the legislation again during the next legislative session in time to appear on the 2020 general election ballot.

Contact: Michael F. Cerra, Assistant Executive Director,, 609-695-3481, ext. 120.

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