The state’s legislature is expected to meet again in January to pass a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana sales in the state.
It will be the first time California has approved a marijuana law since voters approved Initiative 502 in November.
However, lawmakers will be under intense pressure to pass the bill by January 1, 2018.
In the last legislative session, California lawmakers passed a bill legalizing recreational marijuana, but it was vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown in February.
The new bill has been described as the most ambitious marijuana legislation in the US.
It aims to legalize the sale of marijuana in the most populous state in the country.
California’s current law allows individuals aged 21 and older to possess up to one ounce of marijuana, which is legal to possess for personal use in the Golden State.
However the bill would allow adults to possess as much as six ounces of marijuana at a time.
It is hoped that the bill will become law before the new year.
“This bill will make California a leader in medical marijuana reform,” Senator Nancy Skinner, the bill’s lead sponsor, said in a statement.
“We’ve worked hard to protect our citizens from needless pain, suffering, and criminalization by the Drug Enforcement Administration, and we’ve done it by setting a clear goal to treat all Californians with dignity and respect.”
The bill is the most liberal in the nation and aims to ensure that people with medical conditions have access to medical marijuana.
The measure was passed by the California Assembly in February, but Governor Brown vetoed it.
“As Californians, we will always support the rights of all to use cannabis for medical purposes, regardless of whether they have a physician’s recommendation,” he said in the veto message.
“The passage of the Cannabis Consumer Protection Act will allow Californians to have access for their medical needs, including pain relief, anxiety relief, and relief from chronic pain.
This is important to ensure California is a leader on medical marijuana.”
The new marijuana law will have some legal wrinkles.
The state currently has a law on the books that bans the cultivation and distribution of marijuana by anyone other than medical marijuana patients.
This provision would still be enforced, but marijuana cultivation would be allowed.
If the bill becomes law, recreational marijuana will be allowed to be grown in the same manner that medical marijuana is.
However it will be illegal to sell or distribute recreational marijuana in California.
The bill would also allow the state to ban the cultivation of marijuana for any purpose, including personal use.
The legislation would also make it illegal to have more than one marijuana grow facility in a city or county.
This would allow for a number of local governments to prohibit marijuana cultivation.
It also would ban anyone from using marijuana for anything other than “medical” purposes, including recreational use.
Proponents of the bill argue that legalizing recreational use will bring a flood of new residents into the state and increase tax revenue.
The California Association of Counties estimates that legalizing marijuana would bring in between $1 billion and $1.5 billion in state and local revenue.
Some cities have already legalized recreational use, but most have not.
Proposals for recreational pot are currently being considered by state legislators in several other states.