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ELECTIONS '96

Other State Measures

November 07, 1996

Medical Marijuana: Voters approved Proposition 215, allowing individuals to legally grow or possess marijuana for medical use when prescribed by a doctor.

What's next: Federal, state and local law enforcement officials scramble to decide how to enforce the new measure, which takes effect immediately. Boosters plan a national drive.

* Please see story, A3

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Minimum Wage: Proposition 210 was approved, increasing the minimum wage in California by March, 1998.

What's next: In California, it will rise from $4.75 an hour to $5 on March 1, 1997; to $5.15 on Sept. 1, 1997; and to $5.75 on March 1, 1998.

* Please see story, D4

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Campaign Reform: Voters approved Proposition 208, which imposes contribution limits on state and local candidates and prohibits lobbyists from making or arranging donations.

What's next: Contribution limits take effect Jan. 1, 1997. Court challenges are likely.

* Please see story, A3

National results, A23; state, local results, A24-27

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GOP Rep. Robert K. Dornan leads by 233 votes. A3

L.A. Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti leads by 6,836 votes. B1

Voters, once scornful of business, were generally supportive this time around. D1

Veteran newscaster David Brinkley made a much talked-about on-air gaffe. F1

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