Healthcare-related ballot measures that passed: State by state

Americans took to the polls yesterday to officially declare Republican nominee Donald Trump the 45th president of the U.S. Equally important was the passage of several key healthcare ballots in states across the country. But a number of other healthcare related issues also appeared on the ballots.

Here are issues that appeared on 2016 election ballots in 10 states and passed, according to Ballotpedia.org.

Arizona:

  • Proposition 206, which offers employees paid sick time off.

Arkansas:

  • Issue 6, which legalized medical marijuana,.

California:

  • Proposition 52, which consisted of numerous changes to the hospital fee program.
  • Proposition 56, which increased the tax on cigarettes by $2 per pack.
  • Proposition 64, which legalized marijuana and hemp.

Florida:

  • Amendment 2, which legalized physician-prescribed marijuana.

Massachusetts:

  • Question 4, which legalized recreational marijuana for individuals at least 21 years-old.

Montana:

  • I-182, which legalized the use of medical marijuana.

Nevada:

  • Question 2, which called for the legalization of marijuana.
  • Question 4, which called for a sales tax exemption on the sale and purchase of medical equipment.

North Dakota:

  • Measure 5, which allows individuals to use medical marijuana.

Ohio:

  • Issue 64 on the Cuyahoga County ballot, which closed Lakewood Hospital.

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