In 1996, California became the first state to legalize the medical use of marijuana. I wasn’t surprised since the state is known for things like drugs, liberals, homosexuals, more liberals, nuts, more liberals and more nuts. At first the regulation of the medical marijuana was a nightmare but state officials eventually worked it out.
In November’s election, California voters decided to legalize the recreational use of marijuana for adults 21-years of age and older. The vote margin was 56% to 44% in favor of the measure, making the most populous state the fifth in the nation; behind Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington to pass a measure for the recreational use of marijuana. Voters in Massachusetts and Nevada also passed a similar pot embracing measure.
The ironic thing about California’s passage of legalized recreational marijuana is that there was nothing set in place to allow citizens to take advantage of the new law. There were no recreational pot shops. The shops were those that sold for medical use only and even after the new law, those shops required a patient card.
However, the new California law does allow one to grow their own marijuana at home but it is strictly for their own private use. They are not allowed to sell or distribute it to others.