Election day this 12 months proved to be a big step forward by way of drug coverage reform, with Arizona, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota legalizing adult-use hashish, Mississippi legalizing medicinal hashish, Washington DC decriminalizing a number of psychedelic vegetation, and Oregon main the way in which by legalizing psilocybin for therapeutic use and decriminalizing non-commercial possession of ALL managed substances.
However right here in California, at least thirty-five cities and counties have been additionally voting on cannabis-related points, and those ballot initiatives were largely successful. As Marijuana Enterprise Each day famous of their overview of the profitable initiatives, “as of June, solely 168 of California’s 540 cities and counties allowed for any sort of authorized MJ retail operations, and lots of of these don’t enable adult-use retail, solely medical.” Throughout California, there are at the moment solely about 700 storefront retailers, which is arguably woefully inadequate.
On this two-part sequence, we offer a rundown of what occurred with hashish on the native degree on this 12 months’s election, and the way in some jurisdictions, which may pave the way in which for brand spanking new business hashish alternatives throughout California. In case you missed it, half certainly one of this sequence is here.
Oceanside: Measure M
Voters approved a tax on marijuana retail, manufacturing, and distribution enterprise of as much as 6% and on cultivation marijuana companies of as much as 3.5% of gross receipts producing an estimated $1.9 million per 12 months for common metropolis providers.
Ojai: Measure G
Voters approved a 3% tax on marijuana companies producing an estimated $465,000 – $1.55 million per 12 months for metropolis providers and allowing Ojai to extend the tax as much as 10%.
Pomona: Measure PO
Voters supported the Industrial Hashish Allow Program granting as much as eight permits for marijuana companies, sustaining marijuana companies have to be not less than 1,000 ft from colleges, daycares and youth amenities.
Porterville: Measure R
Voters approved a tax on marijuana companies of 10% of gross receipts or $25 per sq. foot to fund common providers and public security.
San Bruno: Measure S
Voters approved a enterprise license tax as much as 10% on gross receipts producing no income till marijuana companies are permitted throughout the metropolis.
San Joaquin County: Measure X
Voters approved the county to impose a marijuana tax of between 3.5% and eight% of gross receipts and $2.00 per sq. ft. of cultivation so as increase an estimated $250,000 per 12 months to fund childhood and youth providers.
Solana Seaside: Measure S
Voters REJECTED a measure that may have allowed not less than two storefront hashish retail licenses in addition to indoor cultivation and supply. Solana Seaside at the moment prohibits all business hashish exercise.
Voters accepted Measure X, which establishes a common hashish enterprise tax of as much as 4% for retailers, producers and indoor growers, 3% for distributors, 2.5% for out of doors cultivators, and a pair of% for testing labs.
Voters additionally REJECTED Measure Y, which might have allowed further private cultivation rights and the institution and operation of hashish companies throughout the Metropolis, together with business cultivation, manufacturing, retail, supply, distribution, testing, and particular occasions.
Tracy: Measure W
Voters approved marijuana enterprise taxes on the following charges: 6% of gross receipts for retail companies, 4% of gross receipts for different companies, and $12 per sq. ft. for cover cultivation, thereby generate an estimated $350,000-$700,000 per 12 months in income for the town’s common fund.
Trinity County: Measure G
Voters accepted a tax on marijuana cultivation at a fee of $15.44 per pound for flowers, $4.59 per pound for leaves, $2.16 per pound for recent vegetation, and a pair of.5% of gross receipts for these with a marijuana retail license, sustaining a most tax fee of 25% for the primary 100 kilos, 50% for 100-400 kilos, 75% for 400-1,000 kilos, and a tax on the full fee for greater than 1,000 kilos.
Vacaville: Measure V
Voters approved a marijuana enterprise tax of 6% of gross receipts for retail companies, 4% of gross receipts for different companies, and $10 per sq. foot for cultivation producing an estimated $400,000 – $600,000 to fund common providers together with legislation enforcement, fireplace providers and roads.
Ventura: Measure I
Voters accepted a tax on marijuana companies of 8% of gross receipts for retail marijuana companies, 4% for different marijuana companies and $10 per sq. foot for cultivation. Town at the moment prohibits all business hashish exercise.
Ventura County: Measure O
Voters approved marijuana cultivation and distribution with limitations of 500 acres for cultivation of common marijuana and 100 acres for indoor nurseries, permits for gross sales between distributors, and a tax of 4% of gross receipts on common cultivation and 1% of gross receipts on nursery cultivation. The county at the moment prohibits all business hashish exercise.
Weed: Measure B
Voters determined to ascertain rules on marijuana companies together with requiring licenses, limiting licenses, and different rules on operations and conduct of such companies.
Yountville: Measure T
Voters REJECTED a measure that may have allowed one marijuana enterprise to exist in Yountville for retail, supply and on-site consumption and establishing rules, charges, permits, operation situations and a 3% tax on gross receipts, producing an estimated $30,000 – $100,000 per 12 months.