The state of California completed the legalization of marijuana thereby paving the path for newer business opportunities in the industry of California marijuana. Marijuana was legalized for medicinal use in the year 1996 and then legalized for recreational use later in the year 2016. California was one of the first states at the forefront of concerted efforts for liberalizing marijuana laws in the US. Thus California became the first state in the United States of America to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes through the passage of the Compassionate Use Act in November of 2016. The voters of the state then approved the Adult Use of Marijuana Act for legalizing the recreational use of marijuana.