The 2016 election was a busy one for ballot initiatives, as Californians voted on 17 propositions — the most to appear on the state’s ballot in 16 years. The propositions featured a wide range of issues, from marijuana legalization, to gun control, and healthcare and drug prices.
As of Wednesday morning, 12 of the propositions — 51, 52, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 63, 64, 66 and 67 — were projected to be approved by voters. Props 60, 62 and 65 were projected to be failed, while 53 and 61 appeared to have been voted down.
Among the significant propositions that passed was Proposition 64, the ballot initiative that would legalize recreational use of pot in America’s most populous state.
California voters also approved Prop 63, which will institute a number of gun control measures in the state, and Prop 57, Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to shrink the jail population by loosening parole rules and offering a new chance at prison release for non-violent offenders. Proposition 56, which will raise the tobacco tax by $2 a pack, also passed.
Failed measures included Prop 62, the initiative to repeal the death penalty, and Prop 60, which would require adult entertainers to wear condoms while filming sex scenes.
Click here for full results of the California ballot initiatives, as well as results in other races in the state.