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On Tuesday, the California Assembly’s Public Safety Committee will conduct a hearing and vote on A.B. 390, legislation that would tax and regulate marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol.
This will be the first time California’s legislature has ever considered repealing marijuana prohibition, which has been in place in the state since 1913, and the first time in United States history that any state legislative committee will vote on a proposal to make marijuana legal, taxed, and regulated.
A.B. 390, the Marijuana Control, Regulation, and Education Act, was authored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), the chair of the committee.
A press conference led by Assemblyman Ammiano will follow the vote at about 10 a.m., outside the committee room.
WHAT: Public Safety Committee hearing on the Marijuana Control, Regulation, and Education Act (A.B. 390)
WHO: Testifying in support of the bill will be Aaron Smith, Marijuana Policy Project California policy director, and Stephen Gutwillig, the California state director for the Drug Policy Alliance
WHERE: State Capitol, Room #126, Sacramento, Calif.
WHEN: Tuesday, January 12, 9 a.m.