On November 8th, 2016, Proposition 64 passed in California, legalizing the use of marijuana by adults 21+. While many of the outcomes of Prop 64 are still far out, there are important changes to the criminal justice system that are effective immediately.
Citizens of Washington voted to legalize marijuana four years ago, and the regulated market has been up and running for two and a half years. But during this time, Washington still hasn't caught up with states like Oregon, Colorado, and California in one way: delivery. Marijuana cannot be legally delivered for recreational or medical use in the state of Washington.
Proposition 64, or the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (“Prop. 64”), is designed to allow the responsible use of marijuana by adults and establish a strict regulatory system to facilitate the transition to a legal market. Prop. 64 comprehensively addresses both medical and nonmedical use of marijuana, the regulation and licensing of businesses, taxation, revenue allocation and criminal penalties.