Proposition 64 established a 15% State excise tax on all retail sales of medical and nonmedical cannabis. State tax revenue will be used to cover the State’s costs to administer and enforce cannabis regulation. Then:
$2 million per year to the University of California at San Diego Center for Medical Cannabis Research to study medical cannabis
$10 million per year for 11 years for public California universities to research and evaluate new nonmedical cannabis laws
$3 million per year for five years to the California Highway Patrol to establish and adopt protocols to detect impaired driving
$10 million per year, increasing each year by $10 million reaching $50 million in 2022, for grants to local health departments and community-based nonprofits supporting “job placement, mental health treatment, substance use disorder treatment, system navigation services, legal services to address barriers to reentry, and linkages to medical care for communities disproportionately affected by past federal and state drug policies
Remaining revenues will be distributed as follows:
60% to youth programs, including drug education, prevention, and treatment.
20% to prevent and alleviate environmental damage from illegal marijuana producers.
20% to programs designed to reduce driving under the influence of cannabis and a grant program designed to reduce negative impacts on health or safety resulting from the legalization of cannabis.