VIDEO: California passes Prop 64: When can you start using marijuana?


SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) -- Voters in California approved the legalization of recreational marijuana on Election Day.

Proposition 64 will allow people 21 and older to legally possess up to an ounce of weed and grow six marijuana plants at home.

Californians can technically light up starting on Nov. 9 at midnight, but the recreational sale of marijuana won't go into effect until Jan. 1, 2018.

In general, the proposals for recreational pot would treat cannabis similar to alcohol. Consumption would be limited to people 21 or older and forbidden in most public spaces.

Varying tax rates would be levied on sales, with the money deposited into the state's marijuana tax fund.

Massachusetts and Nevada also approved recreational pot on Election Day. Voters in Florida, North Dakota and Arkansas approved medical marijuana measures.

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