I read through the petition for State Question 797. They are hoping to get the 125,000 signatures needed to get it on the ballot. Here is my summary:
-it is an amendment to the State Constitution added section 31, “ Use and Regulation of Marijuana”.
-to make law enforcement more efficient, make Marijuana legal for anyone over 21, and taxed similar to alcohol.
-for health and public safety, declare Marijuana should be regulated similar to alcohol.
-to possess individuals will have to show proof of age.
-selling to minors, driving under the influence, and selling and possessing with a criminal record will all remain illegal.
-it will be labeled.
-it will be separated from the legal strains of cbd oil.
-if you are 21 you can give it to others over 21.
-current licensing will apply as to how much you can cultivate.
-legislature will enact an excise tax not to exceed fifteen percent.
-the tax will be divided and distributed to all school districts.
-all school districts will use it for teacher pay, including benefits; not to be used for administration.
-a sales tax will be established not to exceed 20%
-that will be divided 50% to department of education general fund, 25% to state department of health, 25% going to general fund.
-employers may not permit marijuana use among their employees.
-does not affect random drug tests required be employees.
-marijuana users may not be charged with dui or swi or any other charge of marijuana intoxication or impairment based on blood, urine, breath tests, or odor of marijuana. A field sobriety test must be administered to prove impairment to charge a user with dui or dwi. These bests must be videoed to be used as evidence and failure to do so shall require the court dismiss the charges.
I think more need to be in law enforcement's tool box to get people who are high in public.