Posted by | March 24, 2010 20:45 | Filed under: Top Stories

The California Secretary of State’s office has validated that there are enough petitions to qualify for the November ballot the question as to whether marijuana should be legal.

California would become the first state to legalize recreational marijuana if the proposition wins. It is legal to use marijuana for medicinal purposes in California and about a dozen other states, but the drug is illegal under federal law.

If approved, the initiative would allow those 21 and older to possess up to one ounce of marijuana and cultivate the plant in gardens.

Local governments would decide whether to permit and tax marijuana sales.

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