California residents high on legalization of recreational pot (video)

CBS News, Nov. 9, 2017

John Blackstone reports.

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The marijuana industry got a boost on election night. Voters in several states approved measures to legalize recreational pot. Campaigns spent millions to support or oppose the effort.

At SPARC, a medical marijuana dispensary, an election night party ended in the early morning. The crowd that gathered was celebrating what they see as a victory over the war on drugs, reports CBS News correspondent John Blackstone.

Before midnight, those celebrating at SPARC needed a medical certificate to legally use marijuana. After midnight, with the passage of Proposition 64, recreational marijuana became legal in California.

“I think we can expect to see the industry grow and thrive,” SPARC CEO Erich Pearson said.