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Arizona Voters Legalize Recreational Marijuana

AP, file

Arizona has joined other states across the nation that have legalized recreational marijuana.

Voters approved Proposition 207 on Tuesday. It will allow people 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of marijuana. Recreational marijuana sales will be permitted and people can grow their own plants. Approval came after voters narrowly defeated a marijuana legalization proposal in 2016. Voters in New Jersey, South Dakota and Montana also have pot legalization measures on their ballots. Possession becomes legal when the election results are certified in about a month and sales should begin in May.

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