Gov. Jerry Brown revealed a proposal last week to simplify statewide rules that govern medical and recreational marijuana sales and production, in anticipation of the launch of the recreational cannabis industry in California in 2018.

The proposal, if approved by the legislature, would make it easier to start a pot business in the Golden State.

"Brown’s administration has designed a tight comprehensive regulatory framework that protects consumers, workers, public health, the environment, and small business stakeholders, while ensuring an inclusionary framework that opens up access for low income people and communities of color," Lynne Lyman, state director of the Drug Policy Alliance, said in a statement.

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