PART I INTENT
NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. The people intend to stop treating adult marijuana use as a crime and try a new approach that:
- Allows law enforcement resources to be focused on violent and property crimes;
- Generates new state and local tax revenue for education, health care, research, and substance abuse prevention; and
- Takes marijuana out of the hands of illegal drug organizations and brings it under a tightly regulated, state-licensed system similar to that for controlling hard alcohol.
This measure authorizes the state liquor control board to regulate and tax marijuana for persons twenty-one years of age and older, and add a new threshold for driving under the influence of marijuana.