Recreational marijuana legalized in 3 states

- Marijuana ballot measures fared well across the U.S. on election night, with three states legalizing recreational pot and several others increasing access to medical marijuana.

Recreational marijuana was legalized in California, Nevada and Massachusetts on Tuesday.

California's Proposition 64, or the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, passed with 56.1 percent of the vote -- the highest percentage of the three measures that passed.

The measure legalizes recreational pot use for those 21 years of age of older.

It also creates one tax levied on cultivation and another on retail price, with revenue to be used for marijuana-related purposes, including drug treatment, research and enforcement.

Massachusetts's Question 4 was approved by 53.6 percent of voters. Those at least 21 years old will be able to use, grow and possess marijuana -- under 10 ounces in private and under one ounce in public.

The measure establishes the Cannabis Control Commission to oversee the state's industry.

Nevada's Question 2 passed at 54.5 percent, and allows those 21 or older to consume, possess and cultivate recreational marijuana.

Users are permitted to grow up to six plants, as long as they are cultivated in an enclosed area with a lock.

It creates a 15 percent excise tax and revenue collected would be used for schools and to enforce the measure.One marijuana legalization measure in Maine has yet to be called as of 12 p.m. Wednesday, with 89 percent of precincts reporting.

Maine's Question 1, currently passing with 50.4 percent of the vote, would also legalize pot use for those 21 and older.

Recreational marijuana became legal in Colorado, Oregon and Alaska in 2014 and legal in Washington in 2012.

Arkansas, Florida, Montana and North Dakota passed measures Tuesday extending access to medical marijuana.

Michigan's marijuana legalization measure did not reach the ballot.

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