Cannabis Measure J, Keep Recreational Ban

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County of Kern Cannabis Measure J

Shall County adopt the ordinance proposed by the initiative petition and known as Medicinal Cannabis Measure to retain the ban on commercial adult-use cannabis activity; allow and regulate commercial medicinal cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, testing, retailing, distribution, and microbusiness in the unincorporated area, subject to State licensing requirements; allow unlimited land use permits for such activity; and allow County to levy a perpetual 7.5% business tax on the adjusted gross income of such activity [fiscal impact unknown].


A yes vote is a vote in favor of a citizen initiative to keep the county’s ban on adult-use (or recreational) marijuana businesses, to authorize and regulate medical marijuana businesses, and to authorize a 7.5 percent tax on the income of marijuana businesses.

A no vote is a vote against this citizen initiative to keep the county’s ban on adult-use marijuana businesses, to authorize and regulate medical marijuana businesses, and to authorize a 7.5 percent tax on the income of marijuana businesses.


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