California, Massachusetts and Nevada are the latest US states to have voted in favour of legalising recreational marijuana.

The state-wide polls ran alongside this week's presidential election in the country. According to the BBC, the results legalise the growth and consumption of cannabis for consumers aged over 21. 

The legalisation of marijuana in the US continues to be of interest to the drinks industry. Earlier this year, a Nomura analyst suggested the drug could steal market share from alcoholic beverages.

In a note following yesterday's announcement, SIG analyst Pablo Zuanic said California accounts for 11% of US beer sales, Massachusetts for 2% and Nevada for 1%. 

"Our discussions with industry experts tell us that there is no clear evidence so far that the legalisation of marijuana is having an effect on beer sales," said Zuanic. "But, in our view, it remains a source of long-term risk."

Last month, the CEO of Craft Brew Alliance said the role that legalised marijuana will play for the next generation of drinkers is "yet to be understood". 

According to US government trade media, 25 states and the District of Columbia have legalised marijuana in some form - seven for recreational use.

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