State lawmakers take move toward taxing marijuana 

State lawmakers are expected to vote on Tuesday on legislation that would tax and regulate marijuana, making it the first time the Legislature considered repealing the prohibition on marijuana.

The Assembly’s Public Safety Committee will conduct a hearing before Tuesday’s vote at the state capitol at 9 a.m. The bill, A.B. 390, is sponsored by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano of San Francisco, the former San Francisco supervisor who chairs the committee.

It is the first time that any state legislative committee will vote to legalize marijuana, with regulation and taxes. Marijuana prohibitions have been in place since 1913.

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