Impact Reports

Marijuana’s Impact on California 2020

In 1996, California became the first state to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes with the passage of Proposition 215. Now, in 2020, recreational marijuana use is fully legal within California for individuals 21 years of age and over. This report will outline the current and potential impacts of these policies.

The purpose of this report is to describe the impacts that have arisen from the legalization of marijuana for both medical and recreational use in California. By gathering and examining data, citizens and policymakers can better understand