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Overview of Marijuana Legalization Initiative

YES


A "YES" vote supports this ballot initiative to legalize the possession and use of marijuana for persons who are at least 21 years old, enact a tax on marijuana sales, and require the state Department of Health and Human Services to develop rules to regulate marijuana businesses.

2020 Election Results*

Result

Votes

Percentage

Yes

1,956,440

60.03%

No

1,302,458

39.97%


Text of Measure

The ballot title was as follows:

The law would allow limited marijuana possession, use, and cultivation by adults 21 or older; amend criminal penalties for marijuana possession; ban smoking marijuana in public; impose a 16% excise tax on marijuana sales to fund public programs; authorize state/local regulation of marijuana licensees; and allow expungement of marijuana offenses.

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