Evidence-Based Research Suggests Allowing Cannabis Storefront Retail Benefits Neighboring Property Values, Public Health and Safety
Canna Law Blog
MAY 19, 2019
In addition to legalizing adult use and possession of cannabis, the law creates a statewide regulatory regime for commercial cannabis activity, but also provides discretion to local jurisdictions to prohibit or restrict such businesses. Stated reasons from city and county governments include fear of increased crime and teen drug use, and potential harm to property value. In 2016, California voters approved Prop 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, by nearly 2 million votes.