Despite the gloom of the US Presidential results, one good thing came out of Americans voting.
The states of California, Massachusetts and Nevada have approved the recreational use of marijuana.
Yesterday, Tuesday, November 8, 2016, five states in America took to the ballot to decide if the recreational use of marijuana should be legalized. California, Massachusetts and Nevada approved while Maine and Arizona haven't concluded with their results.
The approval of Proposition 64 has made California the most populous American state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. In 2010 Californians decided not to legalize marijuana in the state.
With the passage of Proposition 64, adults 21 and older can possess, transport and buy an ounce of weed for recreational uses. Individuals 21 years and above are also allowed to grow more than six cannabis plants.
The recreational use of marijuana gives room for retail sales and a tax of 15%. The use or possession of weed for recreational purposes will come into effect on January 1, 2018, when sale licenses to recreational retailers will be available.
The number of Americans who smoke weed has doubled since 2013 and it is now the number one drug of chose for Americans.
Damian Marley, 38, announced in October that he is about to turn a 77,000 square foot California State prison into a marijuana farm. The farm will help grow medicinal marijuana for dispensaries in the state.
Jr. Gong as he is also called is partnering with Ocean Grown Extract on this venture. In September, he opened a 3,000-square-foot dispensary in Denver, Colorado.
Continuing with the tradition, Damian Marley back in February joined other family members to start their own strain of marijuana aptly called Marley Natural.