Is California Ready To Follow Oregon, Alaska, D.C. And Legalize Marijuana?

LOS ANGELES ( — Election night results across the country have fired up California’ debate over recreational pot use. Voters in Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C., approved the legalization of marijuana at the polls Tuesday and now supporters say California could be next.

The Golden State is no stranger to medical marijuana dispensaries but are residents ready for public pot use?

CBS2/KCAL9’s Laurie Perez spoke to activists on both sides of the issue.

Bruce Margolin, of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) think it’s about time California join the four other states, including Colorado, who’ve legalized the drug.

“They’ll realize the world’s not gonna come to an end if you legalize marijuana,” Margolin said.

And there’s the opposition.

“Legalizing marijuana for recreational use is a horribleidea, a dangerous idea, a reckless idea,” according to Scott Chipman, of Citizens Against Legalizing Marijuana (CALM).

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