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Voters in California on Tuesday approved the recreational use of marijuana in the nation’s most populous state, officials said.

The Marijuana Policy Project, the nation’s leading organisation supporting liberalisation of cannabis laws, declared victory for the measures to legalise recreational pot in California, Massachusetts and Nevada.

California, Massachussets and Nevada will join Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington State, Washington DC and the District of Columbia in allowing the use of recreational cannabis for adults.

Voters in Florida, North Dakota and Arkansas have also passed marijuana measures on Tuesday.

Collectively, it’s the closest the US has ever come to national referendum on marijuana. Marijuana remains classified as an illegal narcotic under US federal law, however.

Approval by California alone, the most populous US state with 39 million people, would put nearly a fifth of all Americans in jurisdictions where recreational marijuana is legal, according to US Census figures.

California was the first US state to legalise medical marijuana, doing so with a ballot measure enacted in 1996.

The new measure was spearheaded by a coalition of supporters that included Democratic Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom and billionaire high-tech entrepreneur Sean Parker.

Proposition 64, as it is formally known, would allow adults to possess and use as much as an ounce of pot for private, recreational use and permit personal cultivation of as many as six cannabis plants.

It also would establish a system to license, regulate and tax sales of marijuana, while allowing city governments to exercise local control over commercial distribution within their borders.

California voters defeated a similar initiative in 2010, but public opinion polls show attitudes have since shifted.

Opponents of liberalised marijuana laws have argued that such measures carry major public safety risks and would make cannabis more accessible to youngsters.

Experts say the latest initiatives include more sophisticated regulatory mechanisms aimed at keeping the drug away from children and banning the involvement of criminal gangs and drug cartels.

They also point to the potential for hundreds of millions in additional state tax revenue from pot sales and billions in economic activity.

Investors new to the sector said they are eager for a piece of a recreational marijuana market that by some estimates will reach $50 billion over the next decade.

“It’s changed in the minds of these voters from being like cocaine to being like beer,” said University of Southern California political scientist John Matsusaka.

Legalisation by even a few of the states where measures are on the ballot could prod the federal government, which still classifies marijuana in the same category as heroin, to begin rethinking its laws and policies, Matsusaka said.

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Man United sweating over De Gea fitness

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Manchester united has suffer injury blow after David de Gea picked up a muscle injury on international duty, Spain took no chances to substitute him with Kepa Arrizabalaga in 60minutes.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has not given any update on his fitness ahead of Manchester United’s clash with Liverpool.

The United goalkeeper appeared to tweak a hamstring while taking a goal kick during the second half of Spain’s Euro 2020 qualifier with Sweden on Tuesday night.

They face current league leaders Liverpool who possess a potent front three in Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane and Solskjaer will be desperately hoping his star goalkeeper will be fit, with United on a woeful run of form.

While, United could be without their De gea and Paul pogba this weekend, Liverpool are set to welcome back their star goalkeeper Alisson.

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Bahaa admits standing-in for Mo Salah in Tv ads

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Ahmad Bahaa says he has acted as a stand-in for the Liverpool and Egypt striker in TV commercials.

Electronics engineer Bahaa told an Egyptian talk show on Al-Nahar TV he had appeared as Salah in mobile phone and soft drinks adverts, as well as an anti-drugs campaign.

“I did several ads with Salah,” he said.

Bahaa only appears in wide shots, not close-ups.

Mo Salah and Ahmad Bahaa

Seeing double? Mo Salah and his lookalike

“Salah of course can’t stay for long to shoot a single ad,” Bahaa explained.

“I would spend a couple of days [shooting] here, while they complete [filming] with him in England.

“This is just to speed up the process because he doesn’t have a lot of time to spare.”

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