Politics

How California voted on the state ballot measures

Indoor cannabis cultivation in Calaveras County pictured on October 20, 2016.
Indoor cannabis cultivation in Calaveras County pictured on October 20, 2016.
Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Updated 1:14 p.m. Thursday

Californians have approved several statewide ballot initiatives, notably allowing the recreational use of marijuana, according to projections from the Associated Press.

At least 10 of the state's 17 propositions were projected to pass, though a few remained too close to call as of Thursday afternoon.

AP reported that voters had rejected Proposition 61, which sought to curb prescription drug prices paid by the state; Proposition 65, a measure on carry-out grocery bag charges; Proposition 60, to require condom use in adult films; Proposition 62, which would have eliminated the death penalty in California; and Proposition 60, which would have required condom use in adult films.

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The marijuana initiative was projected to win almost as soon as polls closed. Voters also approved a $2 tax hike on packs of cigarettes, and cemented a fee on private hospitals that helps pay for Medi-Cal, while extending a tax on wealthy individuals to help pay for education.

Another education-related ballot measure, to permit a $9 billion bond to fund construction and renovation of school buildings, also won voter approval. Measures to overhaul criminal sentencing, regulate ammunition sales, and relax requirements on English language education all passed handily.

Here's how the state ballot measures stood as of Wednesday morning:

Prop. 51 - K–12 And Community College Funding Bond

Projected to PASS by AP.

Prop. 52 - Private Hospital Fees For Medi-Cal

Projected to PASS by AP.

Proposition 53 - Voter Approval of Revenue Bonds

OUTCOME UNCERTAIN.

Proposition 54 - Legislation and Proceedings and the Legislature

Projected to PASS by AP.

Proposition 55 - Tax Extension for Education and Healthcare

Projected to PASS by AP.

Proposition 56 - Cigarette Tax

Projected to PASS by AP.

Proposition 57 - Juvenile Criminal Proceedings and Sentencing

Projected to PASS by AP.

Proposition 58 - English Language Education

Projected to PASS by AP.

Proposition 59 - Campaign Finance: Voter Instruction

Projected to PASS by AP.

Proposition 60 - Adult Film Condom Requirements

Projected to FAIL by AP.

Proposition 61 - State Prescription Drug Purchase Standards

Projected to FAIL by the Associated Press.

Proposition 62 - Death Penalty Elimination

Projected to FAIL by AP.

Proposition 63 - Firearms and Ammunition Sales

Projected to PASS by AP.

Proposition 64 - Marijuana Legalization

Projected to PASS by AP.

Proposition 65 - Carry-out Bag Charges

Projected to FAIL by AP and CPR.

Proposition 66 - Changes Death Penalty Procedures

OUTCOME UNCERTAIN.

Proposition 67 - Ban on Single-use Plastic Bags

Projected to PASS by AP.

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