Prop 64 passes: When you can start using marijuana

Prop 64 passed Tuesday night making adult use of recreational marijuana legal in California.

People over the age of 21 are now allowed to carry and use up to an ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants for personal use.

Marijuana will be legal for commercial sale once businesses receive proper licensing, according to California NORML, a group dedicated to reforming the state's marijuana laws.

But when can you legally spark up a recreational joint and where can you smoke it?

You can technically use marijuana without a medicinal card starting midnight Nov. 9, but you're not allowed to do it in a public place, according to NORML.

Use of recreational marijuana will be limited to licensed businesses when authorized by local governments.

Recreational sales of marijuana don't go into effect until Jan. 1, 2018.

This creates a Catch-22. It's will be legal to use recreational marijuana but it won't be legal to buy it just yet- unless you have a medical marijuana card.

Also worth a mention, Prop 64 doesn't let you off the hook with your employer. Employers can still choose not to hire an individual over a failed drug test or take action if marijuana is affecting the quality of their work.

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