CALIFORNIA — Seventeen ballot measures were on the California 2016 ballot on November 8, with voters casting their decision on the issues. The results below are from the California Secretary of State as of November 9, 2016 at 10:24 a.m.
Voters approved Proposition 64 — Legalize Marijuana — in California on Tuesday with 56%. The proposition calls for legalizing marijuana for adults 21 and older. Smoking would be permitted in private homes or at businesses licensed for on-site marijuana consumption. Medical marijuana was legalized in California in 1996.
Voters opposed to Proposition 60 — Adult Film Health Regulation – in California on Tuesday with 53.9%. The proposition would have required the use of condoms in the filming of pornographic films, along with requiring producers to pay for certain health procedures.
Voters approved to Proposition 63 — Gun Control Measures – in California on Tuesday with 62.6%. This proposition banns large-capacity ammunition magazines and requires a background check to purchase ammo.
Voters approved to Proposition 56 — Tobacco Tax Increase – in California on Tuesday with a 62.9%. This proposition increases cigarette tax by $2.00 per pack, and allocates revenue primarily to increase funding for existing health-care programs.
Voters approved to Proposition 58 — Bilingual Education – in California on Tuesday with a 72.4%. This proposition preserved requirement that public schools ensure students become proficient in English.
“No” in the lead for Proposition 61 — Drug Price Standards – in California with a 53.7%. This proposition prohibits state agencies from buying any prescription drug from a manufacturer at any price over the lowest price paid for the same drug by the USVA.
Voters opposed to Proposition 62 — Death Penalty – in California on Tuesday with 53.9%. This proposition would have repealed the state death penalty and replaced the maximum punishment for murder with life in prison without possible parole.
For information on all propositions see California Secretary of State.