Weed shall overcome: Can California help wind down the War on Drugs?

The Golden State may be about to legalise recreational marijuana use, potentially setting a template for worldwide drugs liberalisation
The Independent (UK)
Monday, May 9, 2016

By the end of this year, California could be the world’s biggest legal marijuana market. Backers of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), which would legalise weed for recreational use, collected 600,000 signatures in support of the measure – close to twice as many as the 365,880 needed to get the bill on the ballot at the November’s election. The law would permit adults of 21 or over to possess an ounce of marijuana and grow up to six cannabis plants for personal use. It would create the framework for a distribution and retail market, managed by a new California Bureau of Marijuana Control, with a 15 per cent tax on cannabis product sales.