The Golden State is about to get a lot greener. Sales of recreational marijuana began on Monday, January 1, after Californians voted to legalize the drug in the 2016 election.

The market's debut brings an end to prohibition in the most populous state, which is now also the biggest legal marijuana market in America.

Adults over the age of 21 can now use, carry, and buy up to an ounce of marijuana for non-medical use, and grow as many as six plants at home, without a doctor's letter.

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Melia Robinson ~ BusinessInsider.com

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