California legalizes use of recreational marijuana

Posted at 8:24 PM, Nov 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-09 09:54:42-05

SAN DIEGO -- California voters passed Proposition 64, the legalization of recreational marijuana tonight under state law, according to the Associated Press.

Now adults over the age of 21 can legally grow, possess and use marijuana for nonmedical purposes, with some restrictions.

The state will regulate marijuana businesses and tax the growing and selling of medical and non-medical marijuana businesses. Revenue will support youth programs, environmental protection and law enforcement. 

After today's election, California and Massachusetts are now the fifth and sixth states to legalizes, regulate and tax marijuana for adult use. Florida, North Dakota and Arkansas have legalized medical marijuana. 

For full San Diego election results, visit the 10News live results page.