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When can I buy recreational marijuana in California?

California voters legalized marijuana for adult use on Nov. 8 2016. The historic vote will take over a year to implement and leaves many wondering, “When can I buy recreational weed?”. While some laws and policies will take months to unfold, there are some immediate changes you can expect in the coming weeks. Here’s what we know about recreational marijuana as outlined in Prop 64.

Adult Use of Marijuana Act (Prop 64): Frequently Asked Questions

Proposition 64, or the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (“Prop. 64”), is designed to allow the responsible use of marijuana by adults and establish a strict regulatory system to facilitate the transition to a legal market. Prop. 64 comprehensively addresses both medical and nonmedical use of marijuana, the regulation and licensing of businesses, taxation, revenue allocation and criminal penalties.

600k Signatures: California Marijuana Legalization Closer Than Ever

The backers of the leading California marijuana legalization initiative say they have collected enough signatures for the measure to qualify for the 2016 California ballot this November -- bringing California one giant step closer to legal regulated adult use of cannabis, or "recreational use" as it is known in other parts of the country.