As voter-backed Prop 64 passed, recreational marijuana becomes legalized in the state of California. This was significant because while recreational marijuana has been legalized in states like Washington and Colorado, California would be the largest state, in terms of just about every measurable metric like population, economy or size, to legalize cannabis for uses outside of the medical norm. If California was its own country, its economy would be the sixth largest in the world. California’s experiment with weed unlike Colorado’s would show that regular consumption of the sticky tobaccy could work on the large scale. The main factor that pushed a lot of voters and politicians to support cannabis legalization was the possible tax revenue for state and local municipalities.
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