Recreational Marijuana Initiative Passes
The win in California could give the legalization movement national momentum.
The Associated Press:
California, Florida Voters Approve Marijuana Ballot Measures
California voters approved a ballot measure Tuesday allowing recreational marijuana in the nation's most populous state, handing the legalization movement its biggest victory yet. ... It was among five states weighing whether to permit pot for adults for recreational purposes. The other states were Arizona, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada. Florida, one of three states deciding whether to permit marijuana for medical purposes, approved the idea. Montana voted on whether to ease restrictions on an existing medical marijuana law. (Elias, 11/8)
The Los Angeles Times:
Voters Legalize Pot In California. Here's What Will Happen Next
Voters on Tuesday approved Proposition 64, an initiative that will make California the most populous state in the nation to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, setting state officials in motion to build a massive retail sales system to accommodate the new law. (McGreevy, 11/8)
The Sacramento Bee:
Legal Marijuana Election Results For California
Twenty years after California voters made the Golden State the first in America to permit marijuana’s use as medicine, state voters on Tuesday night passed Proposition 64 to legalize pot for adult recreational use. (Hecht, 11/8)
The Washington Post:
Marijuana Wins Big On Election Night
Voters in California, Massachusetts and Nevada approved recreational marijuana initiatives Tuesday night, and several other states passed medical marijuana provisions, in what is turning out to be the biggest electoral victory for marijuana reform since 2012, when Colorado and Washington first approved the drug's recreational use. (Ingraham, 11/8)
The Sacramento Bee:
California Legalized Recreational Marijuana. Information On What That Means For Users.
California’s passage of Proposition 64 to legalize recreational marijuana use will bring major changes, starting Wednesday, November 8, 2016. Here are some answers on what will unfold, when and why. (Hecht, 11/9)
California Just Declared Recreational Marijuana Legal. Here's What Happens Now.
Californians have legalized recreational pot, the Associated Press projects, but you can't buy it in California tomorrow and probably won't be able to until 2018. (Magolis, 11/9)