California Voters Approve Recreational Marijuana: Celebrities, Musicians React
Sting, Melissa Etheridge, Jay Z, Harry Belafonte, Common, Pusha T and Bill Kreutzmann were among the artists to call for Prop 64's passage.
Congratulations are beginning to come in from celebrities and musicians hailing the passage of marijuana legalization in California by the state's voters. Prop 64 is currently leading by a 56 percent - 44 percent margin, with less than 20 percent of precincts reporting. It has been declared a winner.
To commemorate the historic day, Tommy Chong posed in front of massive collection of marijuana in large jars.
Snoop Dogg just matter-of-factly announced the news, with the hashtag, SmokeWeedEveryday.
We just legalized marijuana in Cali. #smokeweedeveryday ----— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) November 9, 2016
Cypress Hill's B-Real shared his thoughts late on election night.
Although I'm someone that was and is concerned about prop 64, California made history tonight and to that I tip my hat.— Dr. Greenthumb ™ (@B_Real) November 9, 2016
Chong also added a shout-out to Florida, where voters passed Amendment 2, legalizing medical marijuana by a 71 percent – 29 percent margin.
Earlier in the day, Seth Rogen bragged about voting for Prop 64.
I'm (obviously) voting YES on Prop 64 in CA because I support legal, recreational marijuana!!!!!!!— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) November 7, 2016
Under the banner Artists for 64, three dozen musicians, actors and athletes called for its passage. They included Sting, Melissa Etheridge, Jay Z, Herbie Hancock, Harry Belafonte, Common, Pusha T and Bill Kreutzmann.
Prop 64 and Amendment 2 were two of the nine initiatives on ballots across the nation. Adult-use legalization also passed in Massachusetts by a 53%-47% margin. Races in Maine, Arizona and Nevada are too close to call. On the medical marijuana side, Arkansas and North Dakota also passed measures, and one in Montana had yet to be called.