Good Morning America: CA’s Frankenfood Prop Too Close to Call
In honor of the day after election day, Good Morning America’s Pop News was renamed “Prop News.”
California’s Prop 37, aka the Frankenfood Prop, called for all genetically modified foods to be labeled in grocery stores. Over 80% of corn and soy grown in the United States is genetically modified.
Many groups said that consumers deserve to know, and the results of that race are still too close to call.
GMA: Marijuana is Legalized in Colorado and Washington State
Voters in Colorado, Oregon and Washington state had the task of deciding if they wanted to legalize recreational marijuana. The people that were in favor of it being legal said that it would be taxable, allowing the state governments to make more money.
People against the legalization of marijuana said that it’s a gateway drug and would lead to a lot of other problems. Oregon voted it down, but Washington and Colorado approved it.
The governor of Colorado, John Hickenlooper, is not pleased with the election and said, “federal law still says marijuana is still an illegal drug so don’t break out the Cheetos or Goldfish too quickly.”
Who Owns the Grand Canyon?
Residents of Arizona had to vote on the who owns the Grand Canyon – the state or the federal government. Voters overwhelmingly decided that it was up to the federal government to take care of the enormous landmark.
GMA: Oregon Passes Measure 78 for Constitutional Spellchecking
Oregon voters had Measure 78 on their ballots, which would allow there to be revisions and spellchecks in their constitution. Their constitution, which dates back to 1857, apparently has a lot of misspellings and grammatical errors.
Additionally, only men were allowed to hold office when it was created, so they wanted to make the constitution’s wording more gender neutral. Measure 78 passed.