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Recreational Marijuana Use Becomes Legal in California: Details

Updated On 01 Jan, 2018 Published On

California has become the largest state in the United States to legalize recreational cannabis use. As of January 1, 2018, 21 over adults can possess up to 28 grams of the drug and can grow up to six Cannabis plants at home.

Opponents say that the law is going to lead to more driving under the influence of the drug and introduce young people to drug use. But business is seeing what could be an industry worth billions of dollars in the next few years.

Recreational Marijuana Use Becomes Legal in California: Details

Recreational Marijuana Use Becomes Legal in California: Details

Source: bbc

Californians voted in favor of Proposition 64 legalizing marijuana 14 months ago, in a poll that took place along with the US presidential vote. Ever since a complicated patchwork of taxes and regulations is drawn up to govern sales of the drug.

Critics say the red tape is going to discourage consumers, growers and retailers from leaving the state's vast black market and only a few number of shops have been approved to open so far.

The cities of San Francisco and Los Angelas have yet to sanction any recreational marijuana outlets.