California is one of the world's largest diversified economies. From farmlands in the Central Valley to tech hubs including Silicon Valley, the Golden State is a massive economic machine. It boasts the world's eighth-largest economy, with annual GDP over $800 billion. Now the state is working on growing another emerging growth industry: cannabis.
A California measure to allow for recreational adult use of marijuana will appear on the Nov. 8 state ballot. California already allows for medicinal marijuana use. The new initiative would allow adults ages 21 and older to possess, transport and use up to an ounce of cannabis for recreational purposes and would allow individuals to grow as many as six plants.
Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and other supporters of the measure have kicked off a campaign for voter approval of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act in May.