California’s marijuana law: What you need to know

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — About 56% of California voters approved recreational use of marijuana in Tuesday’s election, meaning the state’s adults can now use the drug in their homes and grow their own plants.

The law takes effect immediately, but it’s not as simple as going to pick up some weed like you would a bottle of wine: Under the current rule, dispensaries won’t actually be able to sell to recreational users until 2018.

From USA Today