State Committee to Discuss Legalized Recreational Marijuana Monday

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State lawmakers have unveiled their latest plans to legalize recreational marijuana.

A joint Democrat-led Assembly and Senate committee is expected to discuss the package of measures Monday, November 26th.

One bill provides for legalizing an ounce of marijuana for adults 21 and older, setting up a five-person cannabis commission and taxing the substance at 12 percent. That rate includes the 6.625 percent sales tax.

The draft also permits local governments to apply up to a 2 percent tax on cannabis.

The legislation also calls for expediting expungements for people with marijuana-related criminal backgrounds.


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