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November 2010 Statewide General Election

20th edition

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Proposition 19 - Changes California Law to Legalize Marijuana and Allow It to Be Regulated and Taxed. Failed

Initiative Statute


Official Summary:

What a Yes or No Vote Means

A YES vote on this measure means: Individuals age 21 or older could, under state law, possess and cultivate limited amounts of marijuana for personal use. In addition, the state and local governments could authorize, regulate, and tax commercial marijuana-related activitites under certain conditions. These activities would remain illegal under federal law.

A NO vote on this measure means: The possession and cultivation of marijuana for personal use and commercial marijuana-related activities would remain illegal under state law, unless allowed under the state's existing medical marijuana law.

Official Voter Guide page

This page features the Legislative Analyst's analysis, pro-con arguments, legislative votes and the full proposition text.

Campaign Web Sites and Contact Information

Who Signed the Ballot Arguments

News Stories

This page provides excerpts from and links to news coverage of the propositions on the ballot.

Follow the Money

Proposition 19 - Top Five Donors

(as of 10/17/10)





Total Raised *

(as of 10/17)




Top Donors

(as of 10/17)

Donor information



Donor Information


SK Seymour, LLC, Oaksterdam University and Affiliated Entities,
Oakland, CA



California Police Chiefs Association,
Sacramento, CA


Peter B. Lewis, Retired, Avon Lake, OH



San Manuel Band of Mission Indians,
Highland, CA


Philip D. Harvey, President, DKT International,
Chapel Hill, NC



Sebastian Musco, Chairman, Gemini Industries, Inc. Santa Ana, CA


California Narcotic
Officers’ Association,
Santa Clarita, CA


Sean Parker, Managing Partner,
Founders Fund,
Vienna, VA



California Hospital Association PAC,
Sacramento, CA


California Business Political Action Committee, sponsored by the California Chamber of Commerce, (CALBUSPAC),
Sacramento, CA


Kevin Bright, TV producer, self-employed, Encino, CA




• Total amount raised includes all contributions received in 2009 and through September 30, 2010, plus contributions of $5,000 or more received between October 1-17, 2010.

Detailed information about all contributors for and against Proposition 19 is available from campaign finance reports at Cal-Access, the Secretary of State's campaign disclosure web site.

To view the most recent contributions, select a committee and click "Late and $5000+ Contributions Received".


This page was first published on September 6, 2010 | Last updated on January 27, 2011
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