California residents will vote later this year on a bill that would legalize marijuana use in the state, Reuters said.
Legalization is being pushed as another way to gain revenue for the state, which is facing a $20 billion budget gap, CNN said.
According to the bill, people would have to be 21 to possess marijuana. It would illegal to use the drug in public.
The petition to put the bill on the ballot required 433,791 signatures. The petition received 694,248 signatures, Reuters said.
California would be the first state to legalize marijuana.