Is it now legal to smoke weed in Nevada? The Silver State just made a call on legalization.
While voters across the United States were watching their country slowly turn red Tuesday for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, a number of states were simultaneously turning green.
Among those states was Nevada, where 54.5% of voters voted to legalize recreational marijuana across the state. Nevada has had legalized medical marijuana since 2000, but the referendum will allow its residents to legally use up to 1 ounce of marijuana, or up to one-eighth of an ounce of concentrated marijuana, the form of THC in edibles.
Tuesday's vote will also pave the way for marijuana businesses, like stores and dispensaries, to open up in Nevada — although the law will prevent any marijuana businesses from opening up within 1000 feet of a school, CNN reported. The law also allows for Nevada residents to grow "six plants for personal use."
The taxes on newly legal recreational marijuana will go toward schools and marijuana regulation.