In November, California became the first state to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana, and President Donald Trump signed the bill into law.
The next week, Massachusetts became the 20th state to do the same, and a handful of states are expected to follow suit by the end of 2018.
But what happens next for marijuana laws?
In the first year after recreational sales were allowed, California will allow a limited amount of marijuana to be sold to anyone age 21 and over, according to the governor’s office.
That will apply to people who live in the state or live in one of its five cities or towns.
There will be a limited supply available, and the state will also set a limit on the number of ounces of marijuana people can legally grow and possess.
Under the new law, anyone who grows a small amount of pot will be subject to a $1,000 fine.
The amount of time someone has to pay the fine will also depend on the amount of weed grown and the amount it’s sold for.
But it’s unclear if the maximum amount of money a person can expect to be hit with will change or be tied to the amount that’s sold.