Marijuana will be recreationally legal in four more states, quadrupling the market

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Voters last night approved the recreational use of marijuana in California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada, according to the Wall Street Journal; meanwhile, medical weed was approved Arkansas, Florida and North Dakota.

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Pure Love CBD strain of cannabis at Simply Pure. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)

That means that 21 percent of the U.S., or about 61 million people, will live in places where marijuana is legal for general, non-medical use by adults, WSJ reports.

Currently, only about 5 percent of the U.S. lives in legal-marijuana states, according to the New York Times.

Arizona was the only state to vote against marijuana. Its voters rejected its medical marijuana proposal.

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