Submitted to electors by referendum. Amends act regulating sale and use of poisons, exempting therefrom preparation of United States pharmacopoeia and national formulary and other established remedies, except paregoric which may be sold only upon physician’s prescription. Regulates amount of opium, morphine, cocaine and heroin which licenses physician may prescribe for habitual user thereof, but excepts cases of incurable disease, ailment or injury, and requires report thereon to state pharmacy board; regulates sale, gift and possession of hypodermic syringes and needles, requiring written order of physician, dentist, veterinarian, or osteopath therefor; and prescribes penalties.
Popular Vote Results
Y: 479764; A: 63.9; N: 270562; B: 36.1
J. S. O'Callaghan
W. W. Vanderburgh
POISON ACT California Proposition 8 (1920).