Californians voted to approve marijuana for recreational use yesterday. With the success of Proposition 64, nearly 40 million more people will soon be living in a state that has decided to tax and regulate marijuana like alcohol rather than treat it like a criminal enterprise.
California’s measure allows adults 21 and older to possess up to one ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants at home. It will also allow state-licensed retailers to sell it to adults.
Although it will be at least a year before the state begins issuing licenses, the measure gives regulators the authority to issue temporary permits to some existing medical marijuana businesses, which will be able to sell weed for recreational use until the formal system comes online. But from today, it is no longer be a crime under state law for adults to possess, transport, purchase or use limited amounts of marijuana. Adults can also begin to grow plants at home.
I didn't find out about this until this morning, and I was astounded. It seems incredibly significant. I guess it was just lost in the sound and fury of Trump v Clinton.