Yesterday, the Assembly Oversight, Reform and Federal Relations Committee and Senate Commerce Committee held the required public hearings on ACR-840 and SCR-183, authorizing a 2020 public question on legalizing adult use of recreational cannabis. The ballot question includes language that, if authorized by the Legislature, a municipality may pass a local ordinance to charge a local tax on cannabis products.
Both measures are scheduled for final floor votes on Monday and are expected to pass. If they are unable to get 3/5 majority vote but still a majority of votes, the legislature must consider the legislation again during the next legislative session in time to appear on the 2020 general election ballot.
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