Colorado did it. Washington did it. And California could be the next state to legalize recreational marijuana.
It was announced yesterday that come this November, Californians will vote on whether or not weed should be legal for recreational use, rather than just medical purposes. (Medical marijuana users are required to carry an official license.)
Other states voting on whether to legalize the drug in 2016 include Nevada, Arizona, Massachusetts and Maine. Should the vote pass, these states would join Colorado and Washington, as well as Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia as territories where users can feel free to light up at any time — granted they are over the age of 21 and doing so in a private rather than public space.
For Hollywood, legalization could be beneficial in more ways than one. Celebrities have already carved out a niche in the weed market, selling their own special branded strains. Here, 10 stars (or as Melissa Etheridge calls them, ganjapreneurs) who could cash in on cannabis legalization.