California votes to legalize recreational use of marijuana

Three states look set to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes following polls on Tuesday.

California, Nevada and Massachusetts voted to approve Proposition 64 which will allow the possession, purchase and use of the drug for those aged 21 and over.

The polls which took place alongside the presidential election mean they will join Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington State, Washington DC and the District of Columbia in legalizing the drug.

The people of Florida and North Dakota opted for medicinal-only use of the substance.

Meanwhile, Nebraska voted to to reinstate the death penalty, and Oklahoma voted to give capital punishment constitutional protection.

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