California has legalised recreational marijuana; Snoop Dogg is one happy guy

The people of California have voted to legalise the recreational use of marijuana.

Adults over the age of 21 can now legally possess up to an ounce of the drug and grow six plants.

Rapper Snoop Dogg was quick to voice his approval of the vote on Twitter, quoting his own appropriate lyrics while doing so.

California was one of five states where votes were being held on the legalisation of recreational weed. Four other states were considering measures to legalise medicinal marijuana.

Collectively, it’s the closest the US have ever come to a national referendum on the drug.

With Republican Donald Trump poised to win the presidency, it could be good timing for the liberal state.

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