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Recreational marijuana off to a blazing start in California

State laws bar the public consumption of marijuana, while driving, and within 300m of schools or other child facilities. Washington DC and eight states have legalised the recreational use of the drug.

Desert Hot Springs, California

IT IS the first day that marijuana can be bought and sold legally for recreational use in California, and store owner Nicole Salisbury's stock of pot edibles is already running low.

The phone has been ringing non-stop for weeks, with people from out-...