California voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana on Tuesday, giving some residents cause for celebration.
“We just legalized marijuana in Cali. #smokeweedeveryday,” wrote Snoop Dogg, a noted marijuana user and executive producer of MTV’s weed comedy “Mary + Jane.”
Recreational use was on the ballot in five states — Massachusetts, Maine, Arizona, Nevada and California — and medical marijuana was up for decision in three more, namely Florida, Arkansas and North Dakota. In California, the measure passed by a fairly significant majority, making it the most populous state to decriminalize the drug.
Enthusiasm for the measure was somewhat tempered, as Twitter users were left stunned and panicked by Donald Trump’s surprise lead in the presidential race.
“The worst part of all of this is I don’t even smoke pot, so I have nothing to celebrate at this moment,” wrote “Vampire Diaries” executive producer Julie Plec.
Meanwhile, others contemplated taking up toking to deal with the stress of the election and the idea of Trump becoming the next president.
See some of the reactions below:
We just legalized marijuana in Cali. #smokeweedeveryday ????????
— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) November 9, 2016
— Patti Stanger (@pattistanger) November 9, 2016
Shocker: Oregon, one of the first states to legalize pot, votes heavily for Hillary Clinton. And Twinkies.
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) November 9, 2016
The worst part of all of this is I don't even smoke pot, so I have nothing to celebrate at this moment.
— Julie Plec (@julieplec) November 9, 2016
California legalizes weed and votes against Trump… and the rest of America says we're assholes????
— Brooks Wheelan (@brookswheelan) November 9, 2016
— Tommy Chong (@tommychong) November 9, 2016
Maybe now that pot is legal in California I'll just be stoned for the next 4 yrs. ????
— lisa rinna (@lisarinna) November 9, 2016
glad pot is legal in California now.. I'm gonna need to smoke loads of it to not hate my country. #ElectionNight
— Aubrey O'Day (@AubreyODay) November 9, 2016
I'm (obviously) voting YES on Prop 64 in CA because I support legal, recreational marijuana!!!!!!!
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) November 7, 2016