Besides the all-important presidential election on Tuesday, Californians voted on another critical topic – the legalization of marijuana. And the people have spoken… THEY WANT WEED!!!
Proposition 64 was passed and California became the most populous state in the nation to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. That’s right, recreational use. That means no more phantom back issues, anxiety or glaucoma. Marijuana for EVERYBODY!!!
Now Californians, at least 21-years-old, may possess, transport and buy up to 28.5 grams of marijuana and to use it for recreational purposes.
This is the long-awaited progress to the 20-year law that allowed for medicinal use.
“Proposition 64 will allow California to take its rightful place as the center of cannabis innovation, research and development,” said Nate Bradley, executive director of the California Cannabis Industry Assn.
Joining California is Massachusetts and Nevada which also legalized recreational use of marijuana on Tuesday night. Currently, recreationally use of the drug is only legal in Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska.
Meanwhile, Arizona voted against legalizing recreational pot.
Medical marijuana was also on the ballot for several states and Florida, North Dakota, and Arkansas have approved medical marijuana initiatives. A separate measure in Montana would loosen restrictions on an existing medical marijuana law.
The people have spoken and they want weed to be legal.
Light up my friends.