CALIFORNIA, MASSACHUSETTS APPROVE RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California and Massachusetts voters approved measures allowing recreational marijuana Tuesday, handing the legalization movement a huge victory in the nation’s most populous state and giving it a toehold in the densely populated Northeast.
Nevada also passed a proposal for recreational pot. And voters in Florida, North Dakota and Arkansas approved medical marijuana measures.
A preliminary exit poll conducted for The Associated Press and television networks by Edison Research showed the proposal passed handily in California.
California’s vote makes the use and sale of recreational cannabis legal along the entire West Coast and gives legalization advocates powerful momentum. Massachusetts is the first state east of the Mississippi to allow recreational use. – READ MORE