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FILE - In Aug. 19, 2015 file photo, Canna Care employee John Hough waters young marijuana plants at the medical marijuana dispensary in Sacramento, Calif. From California, with its counterculture heritage, to the fishing ports and mill towns of Maine, millions of Americans in nine states have a chance to vote Nov. 8 on expanding legal access to marijuana. Collectively, the ballot measures amount to the closest the U.S. has come to a national referendum on the drug. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Marijuana won big on election night


UPDATE 1:52 a.m. EST 

Nevada joined California and Massachusetts by legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. 

"With victory in Nevada, it is safe to say that, this time, what happens in Vegas won’t stay in Vegas," aid Erik Altieri, the executive director of the pro-marijuana group, NORML. "Thanks to the support of a majority of voters, Nevada now joins the growing list of states that are rejecting prohibition and taking a smarter approach to marijuana."

Marijuana won big on election night. 

Voters in at least four states approved marijuana reform measures, with California, the country's most populous state, approving a measure allowing the recreational use of marijuana. 

California was the fist state to approve medical marijuana two decades ago. 

Naturally, Snoop Dogg quickly celebrated the win on social media. 

“What California voters did tonight was not just approve the legalization and regulation of marijuana in their state, they also delivered a near fatal body blow to federal prohibition," said Erik Altieri, the executive director of the pro-marijuana group, NORML. "This victory in California ensures another 12 percent of the United States population will wake up tomorrow in a state with the legalized adult use of marijuana." 

Massachusetts also legalized the recreational use of pot, making it the first state on the East Coast to do so. 

Voters in Florida and North Dakota approved medical marijuana proposals.

The Associated Press declared that Florida's measure passed with 71 percent support -- at that point, 99 percent of precincts were reporting.

As for North Dakota, 71 percent of precincts are reporting and 64 percent of voters had voted in support of the medical marijuana measure.

Voters in Arizona, Maine and Nevada are also voting on a measure that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana. 

Medical marijuana measures were up for consideration in Arkansas and Montana as well. 

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