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California Proposition 22, Sale of Alcohol a Misdemeanour (1918)

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Proposition 22 was on the ballot in California in 1918 as an initiated state statute. Its goal was to make the manufacture, sale or distribution of alcohol a misdemeanour.

Defeatedd It was defeated at the polls.

The Prohibition Amendment had appeared on the California ballot, and been defeated, just four short years earlier.

Two other alcohol-related measures appeared on the 1914 California ballot--California Proposition 39 (1914) and California Proposition 47 (1914)--both of which were geared toward mitigating the impact of the drive to prohibit alcohol in the state.

California Proposition 2 (1916) appeared on the 1916 ballot--it also lost--which attempted to prohibit alcohol by prohibiting its use.

California Proposition 1 (1918) appeared with Proposition 22 on the 1918; they both lost.

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