SAN DIEGO—California voters appear to have rejected Prop. 19, an effort to legalize marijuana and allow local governments to tax the sale of the drug, according to exit polls cited by the Los Angeles Times.
Prop. 19 received national attention, but relatively little money was spent on the campaign. While millions of dollars was spent on other ballot measures, the Prop. 19 campaign was modest by California political standards. Still, no issue received more attention around the state.
The measure was opposed by law enforcement groups and elected officials from both political parties.