California Voters Approve Recreational Marijuana


RECREATIONAL USE OF MARIJUANA AND JEFF AND SUZIE, YES ON PROP 56, RAISING THE CIGARETTE TAX. THANK YOU SO MUCH. BACK TO PROP 64, RANDY PAGES COVERING THE POT PROP TONIGHT. HE IS LIVE WITH SUPPORTERS. GOOD EVENING. REPORTER: MANY PEOPLE HERE WOULD SAY HISTORY HAS BEEN MADE. THAT MOMENT CAME ABOUT 30 MINUTES AGO WHEN THIS HAPPENED. MARIJUANA IS NOW LEGAL. [APPLAUSE] REPORTER: PROP 64 REALLY TAKES EFFECT IN TWO PHASES. THE FIRST ONE IS IMMEDIATE AND THAT IS RECREATIONAL USE OF MARIJUANA FOR ADULTS IS NOW LEGAL. THAT MEANS YOU CAN SMOKE, KEEP IT, HAVE SMALL AMOUNT FOR PERSONAL USE AND YOU CAN CULTIVATE IT, BUT THE OTHER PART OF THE LEGISLATION, WHICH WILL ACTUALLY BE MORE THE BUSINESS AND THAT IS LICENSING, SELLING IT AND IN STORES AND SO FORTH, THE WAY IT WILL BE MARKETED, THAT, THAT WILL TAKE EFFECT BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2018. IT IS A HISTORIC MOMENT IN THIS STATE AS THE PEOPLE HERE ARE EXCITED ABOUT THE FACT THAT FOR THE FIRST TIME, CALIFORNIA NOW WILL JOIN SOME OF THE OTHER STATES IN ALLOWING RECREATIONAL USE OF MARIJUANA. YOU MAY RECALL IN 1996, CALIFORNIA WAS THE FIRST STATE TO PASS A MEDICAL MARIJUANA STATUTE. NOW IT IS LEGAL FOR ANYONE 21 OR OR OLDER BUT IT’S ALSO WORTH POINTING OUT THERE ARE RESTRICTIONS. YOU HAVE TO CONSUME IN YOUR

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