los angeles - In the US state of California, the sale of marijuana for recreational use has been permitted since Monday. Dozens of stores that sell marijuana are opened in the state, which has 39.5 million inhabitants.
A majority of voters voted in November 2016 for the legalization of marijuana for recreational use. Meanwhile, the use is permitted in six American states. Besides California, these are Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Nevada. Massachusetts and Maine will follow later this year.
Economists expect California to receive $ 1 billion annually (835 million euros) in taxes on marijuana sales.