Voters in California on Tuesday approved Proposition 65, which would make it legal for growers of edible oils to grow their own edible oils on their properties.
Proposition 65 passed easily with 57 percent of the vote, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The measure is one of the most progressive in the country.
It would allow producers of edible oil to plant and cultivate the plants, and sell them to consumers at a wholesale price, and to use them in food products.
Prop 65 would also allow the state to allow commercial growers of those edible oils.
“This is a great day for California.
It is a win for California’s food security, health and environmental protection,” California Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom said in a statement.
“I applaud the voters who have decided that California’s economic future is best served by investing in the health, education, infrastructure, and well-being of the people of California.”
The measure, which passed by a margin of 55-44 percent, came in response to a California ballot initiative that asked voters to authorize the cultivation of edible and non-edible plants, to include fruits, vegetables and spices.