Is it now legal to smoke weed in Nevada? The Silver State just made a call on legalization.

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While voters across the United States were watching their country slowly turn red Tuesday for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, a number of states were simultaneously turning green.

Among those states was Nevada, where 54.5% of voters voted to legalize recreational marijuana across the state. Nevada has had legalized medical marijuana since 2000, but the referendum will allow its residents to legally use up to 1 ounce of marijuana, or up to one-eighth of an ounce of concentrated marijuana, the form of THC in edibles.

Marijuana will soon become easily accessible for Nevada residents.
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Tuesday's vote will also pave the way for marijuana businesses, like stores and dispensaries, to open up in Nevada — although the law will prevent any marijuana businesses from opening up within 1000 feet of a school, CNN reported. The law also allows for Nevada residents to grow "six plants for personal use."

The taxes on newly legal recreational marijuana will go toward schools and marijuana regulation.

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