Election day this 12 months proved to be a giant step ahead when it comes to 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 crops, and Oregon main the manner by legalizing psilocybin for therapeutic use and decriminalizing non-commercial possession of ALL managed substances.
But right here in California, at least thirty-five cities and counties had been additionally voting on cannabis-related points, and those ballot initiatives were largely successful. As Marijuana Business Daily famous of their overview of the profitable initiatives, “as of June, only 168 of California’s 540 cities and counties allowed for any type of legal MJ retail operations, and many of those don’t allow adult-use retail, only medical.” Across California, there are at present solely about 700 storefront retailers, which is arguably woefully inadequate.
In this two-part collection, we offer a rundown of what occurred with hashish at the native degree on this 12 months’s election, and the way in some jurisdictions, which may pave the manner for brand spanking new industrial hashish alternatives throughout California. In case you missed it, half one among this collection is right here.
Oceanside: Measure M
Voters licensed 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 basic metropolis companies.
Ojai: Measure G
Voters licensed a 3% tax on marijuana companies producing an estimated $465,000 – $1.55 million per 12 months for metropolis companies and allowing Ojai to extend the tax as much as 10%.
Pomona: Measure PO
Voters supported the Commercial Cannabis Permit Program granting as much as eight permits for marijuana companies, sustaining marijuana companies have to be no less than 1,000 toes from faculties, daycares and youth services.
Porterville: Measure R
Voters licensed a tax on marijuana companies of 10% of gross receipts or $25 per sq. foot to fund basic companies and public security.
San Bruno: Measure S
Voters licensed a enterprise license tax as much as 10% on gross receipts producing no income till marijuana companies are permitted inside the metropolis.
San Joaquin County: Measure X
Voters licensed 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 companies.
Solana Beach: Measure S
Voters REJECTED a measure that may have allowed no less than two storefront hashish retail licenses in addition to indoor cultivation and supply. Solana Beach at present prohibits all industrial hashish exercise.
Voters authorized Measure X, which establishes a basic 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 inside the City, together with industrial cultivation, manufacturing, retail, supply, distribution, testing, and particular occasions.
Tracy: Measure W
Voters licensed marijuana enterprise taxes at 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 metropolis’s basic fund.
Trinity County: Measure G
Voters authorized 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 contemporary crops, and a pair of.5% of gross receipts for these with a marijuana retail license, sustaining a most tax fee of 25% for the first 100 kilos, 50% for 100-400 kilos, 75% for 400-1,000 kilos, and a tax at the full fee for greater than 1,000 kilos.
Vacaville: Measure V
Voters licensed 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 basic companies together with legislation enforcement, hearth companies and roads.
Ventura: Measure I
Voters authorized 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. The metropolis at present prohibits all industrial hashish exercise.
Ventura County: Measure O
Voters licensed marijuana cultivation and distribution with limitations of 500 acres for cultivation of basic marijuana and 100 acres for indoor nurseries, permits for gross sales between distributors, and a tax of 4% of gross receipts on basic cultivation and 1% of gross receipts on nursery cultivation. The county at present prohibits all industrial hashish exercise.
Weed: Measure B
Voters determined to determine laws on marijuana companies together with requiring licenses, limiting licenses, and different laws 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 laws, charges, permits, operation situations and a 3% tax on gross receipts, producing an estimated $30,000 – $100,000 per 12 months.