On November 5, 2014, California voters passed Proposition 47.
Proposition 47 takes several crimes that were previously felonies or wobblers (meaning that they could be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor), and changes them to misdemeanors.
The crimes impacted by Proposition 47 include:
Grand Theft Auto (if the car is less than $950),
Grand Theft Firearm (if the firearm is less than $950),
Shoplifting (if the property is less than $950),
Receiving Stolen Property (if the property is less than $950),
Forgery, Check Fraud,
Possession of a Controlled Substance, (including methamphetamine and cannabis)
Proposition 47 allows people convicted of one as these crimes (as a felony), and request from the court to resentence them and reduce their felony to a misdemeanor.