Steve Rolles, senior analyst at UK-based Transform Drug Policy Foundation, told Daily Star Online the “game-changing” vote will “inevitably” prompt the UK to end its ban on the drug.
Cannabis is currently classified as a Class B drug in the UK, with possession carrying a maximum sentence of five years in jail or an unlimited fine.
Rolles said: “This is the beginning of the end of cannabis prohibition.
“Polls show that Californians are highly likely to repeal this bad law so that their government takes control of cannabis supply from gangsters.
“They recognise that the so-called ‘war on drugs’ has conspicuously failed to protect young people, promote health or reduce crime.
“From Canada to Uruguay, and from Jamaica to Spain, more and more jurisdictions are regulating cannabis.
“But California’s size makes it the real game-changer. It will inevitably lead to the end of both US federal prohibition, and the international prohibition on cannabis – with