California bill that would legalize marijuana in the state’s most populous city would allow for medicinal use
California’s House and Senate are set to vote on legislation that would allow the sale of medicinal marijuana in a city that’s home to a major water-meter company.
The bill, SB 11, by Democratic Assemblyman Kevin de Leon, R-Tulsa, would allow Californians over the age of 21 to possess up to an ounce of marijuana.
It would allow people over the same age to possess an ounce or less.
It also would allow those over the legal age to purchase marijuana and other products from a medical marijuana dispensary, the Las Vegas Review Journal reported.
The proposed legislation is the latest step in a legislative process that began in February with the passage of a law allowing adults over 21 to legally possess up 1 ounce of cannabis.
The new law would allow recreational users to purchase up to 10 ounces of marijuana a month, with an adult buying up to 12 ounces.
The measure was approved by a vote of 73-22, with four Democrats joining Republicans in voting against the bill.
It passed the Assembly by a margin of 55-44, with Assemblywoman Judy Trotter, D-San Francisco, and Assemblyman Richard Bloom, D_Irvine, voting against it.
California has more than 40,000 medical marijuana dispensaries, according to a report from the University of California, Berkeley, and more than 200,000 cannabis-based businesses.