205 limited possession to an ounce, and also limited sales to a set number of state-licensed dispensaries with limits on where they could be located. Prop. 205 also would have given first preference to those who are already operating medical marijuana businesses. Prop. 205 also would have included a special 15 percent tax, which earmarked dollars for education as well as funds to pay for policing of the initiative. The new initiative does not include such a tax, Capitol Media Services reports, and organizers say they see no reason to levy Medical marijuana a special tax above the states regular sales tax. One way to help garner support for legalizing recreational marijuana is by establishing a higher tax rate, which in turn brings more revenue to cities, counties and states, and bolsters the economy, so its surprising that organizers didnt include an increase. Voters in California, Massachusetts, Nevada, Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana. However, marijuana is still illegal under federal law, although in recent years, legalization has been treated as a states issue. And that brings up a whole separate question: is it a states issue, or a federal issue?

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