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    California's legalization of recreational use of marijuana was approved by 56 percent of votes, the state of Massachusetts approved the measure with 54 percent in favor, as did Nevada with 54 percent.

    PORTLAND (Sputnik) — The US states of California, Massachusetts, and Nevada voted on Tuesday to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, according to election results.

    California's legalization of recreational use of marijuana was approved by 56 percent of votes, the state of Massachusetts approved the measure with 54 percent in favor, as did Nevada with 54 percent.

    Florida, North Dakota, and Arkansas approved medical use of marijuana in their state elections.

    The state of Arizona failed to pass legalization with 52 percent voting against the measure.

    The northeastern state of Maine is currently undecided, showing 50 percent of voters both for and against legalizing the recreational use of marijuana with 95 percent of the ballots counted.

    The US states of Alaska, Oregon, Washington, and Colorado approved the use of recreational marijuana in earlier elections.


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