Pot on the 2010 California ballot: What passed and what didn’t?
on December 28, 2010
On November 2, the citizens of California voted on Proposition 19, which would have legalized the recreational use of marijuana for people 21 and older. The proposition failed, garnering only 46.1 percent of the vote.
But eight California counties also had marijuana-related legislation on their local ballots in the November election. Overall, fifteen local measures were voted on, and all but two were passed. The two measures that failed, located in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, would have prohibited medical marijuana dispensaries in the area. All but one of the thirteen remaining measures were related to the taxation of marijuana.
Residents in Alameda County voted on four marijuana-related measures, the most of any county in the state. All four measures passed.
On the map, click on each county to see what marijuana measures were on the local ballot, and whether they passed or failed. You can see a national map of which states have legalized medical marijuana here. Or, visit Oakland North’s marijuana topic page for our complete coverage of Proposition 19 and other marijuana-related issues.
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