Initiative measure adding Article XXIV to Constitution. Defines alcoholic liquor. After January 1, 1920, prohibits the manufacture, sale or possession of same, except for medicinal, sacramental, scientific and mechanical purposes under restrictions prescribed by law. Prescribes and authorizes penalties. Declares payment of Internal Revenue tax;-prima facie evidence of violation. Declares this amendment shall not affect prohibitory liquor laws, or ordinances, enacted before such date, or be construed as in conflict with Article XXIV-A of Constitution if latter article is adopted, and that this amendment supersedes that article on that date.
Popular Vote Results
Y: 436639; A: 44.8; N: 538200; B: 55.2
Albert J. Wallace
James Madison, General Manager California Associated Raisin Co.
PROHIBITION California Proposition 1 (1916).