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Over the last five years, the California Cannabis Industry Association has been proud to support the creation and implementation of a well-regulated legal cannabis industry in the state, one that prioritizes safety, promotes entrepreneurship, and benefits communities as a whole. This year, there are over 85 local ballot initiatives statewide dealing with cannabis, all of which have the potential to influence the success and viability of California’s cannabis industry moving forward.

One of the biggest challenges currently facing California’s cannabis industry is a lack of local authorization. Only roughly 35% of California municipalities have any regulations regarding commercial cannabis, whether medicinal or adult use, which results in a defacto prohibition in nearly ⅔ of the state! This undermines the legal market and forces people to purchase from the unregulated market.

CCIA is in support of any initiative that overturns an existing commercial cannabis ban, or otherwise expands legal commercial cannabis opportunities in a local jurisdiction.

Another major burden facing the regulated industry statewide is overtaxation. With state and local taxes compiled, some jurisdictions consumers are paying upwards of 40%.

Such high tax rates not only encourage consumers to purchase cannabis goods through the illicit market, it also forces the industry to prioritize conducting business in cities that have reasonable taxes.

Thus, CCIA is concerned about any ballot measure that effectively stifles industry growth by imposing burdensome local tax rates. Though expanding the areas in which commercial cannabis businesses can operate is appreciated, onerous local tax rates may undermine potential success and viability for emerging cannabis businesses.

California November 6, 2018 Cannabis Ballot Measures
Cannabis ballot measures on the November 6, 2018 ballot will be posted here. This chart will be updated as more information becomes available.

 

Location Title Result
Adelanto Measure S - ESTABLISHING MAXIMUM TAX RATES FOR CANNABIS BUSINESSES  PASSED
Arvin Measure M - Commercial Cannabis Tax Measure  PASSED
Atascadero Measure E-18 - Cannabis Business Tax  PASSED
Atwater Measure A - Imposing a Cannabis Business License Tax  PASSED
Bakersfield Measure O - Medical Marijuana Business Authorization and Tax  FAILED
Banning Measure N - Cannabis Business Tax  PASSED
Banning Measure O - Cannabis Dispensary Tax  PASSED
Benicia MEASURE E - ESTABLISHING AN ANNUAL CANNABIS BUSINESS TAX  PASSED
Carson Measure CA - Adopt a City Charter to Provide Greater Local Control Through Provisions FAILED
Capitola Measure I - Cannabis Business Tax PASSED
Calexico Measure K - Cannabis Business Tax  PASSED
Ceres MEASURE W: CANNABIS BUSINESS LICENSE TAX  PASSED
Chula Vista  MEASURE Q - CANNABIS BUSINESS TAX PASSED
Colfax Measure C - Cannabis Business Tax  PASSED
Colton Measure U - ESTABLISHING A GENERAL TAX ON CANNABIS BUSINESSES  PASSED
Contra Costa County Measure R - Cannabis Business Tax   PASSED
Daly City Measure UU - Business License Tax on Cannabis Businesses  PASSED
Del Norte County Measure B - Cannabis Tax  PASSED
Dunsmuir Measure T - Cannabis Industry Tax Ballot Measure  PASSED
Emeryville Measure SS - Emeryville Cannabis Business Tax  PASSED
El Dorado County Measure N - Cannabis Business Tax  PASSED
El Dorado County Measure Q - Outdoor and Mixed Light Cultivation (Recreational)  PASSED
El Dorado County Measure P - Outdoor and Mixed Light Cultivation (Medical)  PASSED
El Dorado County Measure S - Indoor Recreational Commercial Cannabis Measure  PASSED
El Dorado County Measure R - Indoor Medical Cannabis Activities Measure  PASSED
Filmore Measure T - TO ALLOW AND REGULATE COMMERCIAL MEDICAL CANNABIS CULTIVATION  FAILED
Fresno MEASURE A: CANNABIS BUSINESS LICENSE TAX  PASSED
Goleta  MEASURE Z2018 - CANNABIS BUSINESS TAX  PASSED
Hanford Measure C - Cannabis Business Tax  PASSED
Half Moon Bay Measure GG - Cannabis Nursery Ballot Measure  PASSED
Half Moon Bay Measures EE, SS, MM - Cannabis Advisory Ballot Measure  ALL 3 FAILED
Half Moon Bay Measure AA - Commercial Cannabis Tax Measure  PASSED
Hemet Measure Z - CITY-SPONSORED INITIATIVE TO TAX AND PROHIBIT COMMERCIAL CANNABIS ACTIVITIES  PASSED
Hemet Measure Y - CITIZEN-SPONSORED INITIATIVE TO REGULATE AND TAX COMMERCIAL CANNABIS ACTIVITIES  FAILED
Hesperia MEASURE T - COMMERCIAL CANNABIS TAX MEASURE  PASSED
Imperial Measure I - Cannabis Business Tax  PASSED
Jurupa Valley MEASURE L - TO ALLOW, REGULATE, AND TAX MEDICAL AND ADULT-USE COMMERCIAL CANNABIS ACTIVITIES  PASSED
Kern County Measure J - POTENTIAL RESTRICTION ON RECREATIONAL CANNABIS AND CANNABIS TAX  FAILED
Kern County Measure K - REMOVING PROHIBITION ON COMMERCIAL CANNABIS AND INSTITUTING A TAX  FAILED
La Mesa Measure V - Commercial Cannabis Business Tax  PASSED
Lake County Measure K - Cannabis Business Tax   PASSED
Lassen County Measure M - Cannabis Tax Ballot Measure  PASSED
Lindsay Measure G - Commercial Cannabis Business Tax  PASSED
Lompoc MEASURE D2018 - ESTABLISHING A CANNABIS BUSINESS TAX  PASSED
Los Angeles MEASURE B - CHARTER AMENDMENT TO ALLOW THE CITY TO ESTABLISH A MUNICIPAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTION  FAILED
Malibu Measure G - Citizens Initiative to Allow and Regulate Cannabis business; Permit Existing Medical Marijuana Dispensaries to Add Sale and Delivery of Recreational Cannabis; Impose a 2.5% Tax on Gross Receipts for Non-Medical Cannabis Sales  PASSED
Marina MEASURE V - MEASURE TO ALLOW, REGULATE, AND TAX MEDICAL AND ADULT-USE COMMERCIAL CANNABIS ACTIVITIES  PASSED
Maywood Measure CT - Commercial Cannabis Activity Tax Measure  PASSED
Morgan Hill MEASURE I - IMPOSING A SUPPLEMENTAL LICENSE TAX UPON CANNABIS BUSINESSES "CANNABIS BUSINESS TAX"  PASSED
Moreno Valley Measure M - Commercial Cannabis Activity Tax  PASSED
Morro Bay MEASURE D-18 - CANNABIS TAX MEASURE  PASSED
Mount Shasta Measure S - Cannabis Industry Tax  PASSED
Mountain View Measure Q - Imposing a Cannabis Business Tax on Commercial Cannabis Activities  PASSED
Nevada County Measure G - Cannabis Tax Ordinance  PASSED
Oakland Measure V - Cannabis Tax Flexibility  PASSED
Oakdale Measure C - Cannabis Business Tax  PASSED
Oroville Measure T -  Cannabis Business Tax  PASSED
Oxnard MEASURE G - CANNABIS BUSINESS TAX  PASSED
Palm Desert Measure Q - Cannabis Business Tax  PASSED
Paso Robles MEASURE I-18 - CANNABIS BUSINESS TAX  PASSED
Patterson Measure Y - Cannabis Business Tax  PASSED
Perris Measure G - Commercial Marijuana Distribution and Manufacturing Operations Tax Measure  PASSED
Placerville Measure M - Cannabis Business Tax Ballot Measure  PASSED
Plumas County Measure G - Enacting a County Ordinance on Cannabis Activities  FAILED
Pomona Measure PC - Cannabis Business Tax Measure  PASSED
Redding Measure C - Cannabis Business Tax  PASSED
Redwood City Measure DD - Cannabis Business Tax Measure  PASSED
Riverbank Measure B - Cannabis Tax Measure  PASSED
San Bernardino MEASURE W - CANNABIS TAX MEASURE (CITY COUNCIL INITIATIVE, NOVEMBER 2018)  PASSED
San Bernardino MEASURE X - AMENDING AND REENACTING CHAPTER 5.10 TO REGULATE COMMERCIAL CANNABIS ACTIVITIES (NOVEMBER 2018  PASSED
San Carlos Measure NN - Cannabis Tax Measure  PASSED
San Francisco Proposition D - Cannabis Tax Measure  PASSED
San Joaquin County Measure B - Imposing a Cannabis Business Tax on Commercial Cannabis Activity  FAILED
San Juan Bautista MEASURE I - CANNABIS BUSINESS ACTIVITIES TAX ORDINANCE  PASSED
San Luis Obispo MEASURE F-18 - CANNABIS BUSINESS TAX MEASURE  PASSED
Santa Ana Measure Y - Tax on Commercial Cannabis Businesses  PASSED
Santa Clara MEASURE M - CITY OF SANTA CLARA COMMERCIAL CANNABIS ACTIVITY MEASURE  PASSED
Santa Paula Measure N - Cannabis Tax  PASSED
Simi Valley Measure Q - Cannabis Tax  PASSED
Simi Valley Measure R - Commercial Cannabis Advisory Measure  FAILED
Simi Valley Measure S - Marijuana Overlay Zones Advisory Measure  FAILED
Sonora Measure N - Cannabis Business License Tax Measure  PASSED
Solvang MEASURE F2018 - ESTABLISHING A CANNABIS BUSINESS TAX  PASSED
Suisun City Measure C - Imposing a Cannabis Business Tax on Commercial Cannabis Activities  PASSED
South San Francisco Measure LL - Cannabis Business License Tax  PASSED
Thousand Oaks  Measure P - Cannabis Tax  PASSED
Tracy MEASURE D - IMPOSING A CANNABIS BUSINESS TAX ON COMMERCIAL CANNABIS ACTIVITIES  FAILED
Tuolumne County Measure M - Commercial Cannabis Tax Measure  PASSED
Union City Measure DD - Cannabis Business Tax Ordinance  PASSED
Vista Measure Z - Citizen Dispensary Measure

PASSED

Vista Measure AA - Cannabis Business Tax Measure PASSED
Vista Measure BB - MEDICINAL CANNABIS BUSINESS ORDINANCE MEASURE

FAILED

Willits Measure I - Cannabis Industry Tax  PASSED

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