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2020 California Election Results


Over the last seven 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 25 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 retail 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 over 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.

This year, CCIA is proud to partner again with Fyllo | CannaRegs to bring you our 2020 Cannabis Ballot Initiative Tracker. Stay tuned to this page to see where cannabis is on the ballot across California, and check back in early November as we post the results.

California 2020 Cannabis Ballot Measures
Cannabis ballot measures on the 2020 ballot will be posted here. This chart will be updated as more information becomes available.


Location Title Result
Artesia Measure Q - Tax on Cannabis and Hemp Businesses
Banning Measure L - Cannabis Distribution Tax Measure
Calabasas Measure C - General Cannabis Tax
Calaveras County Measure G - Cannabis Activities Tax
Costa Mesa Measure Q - Retail Cannabis Tax and Regulation Measure
Fairfeild Measure C - Cannabis Business Tax
Hawthorne Measure CC - General Cannabis Business Tax
Jurupa Valley Measure U - Cannabis Regulation
King City Measure P - Commercial Cannabis Tax Amendment
La Habra Measure W - Cannabis Business Tax Regulation
Lemon Grove Measure J - General Cannabis Business Tax
Madera Measure R - Cannabis Business Tax
Marina Measure Z - Commerical Cannabis Businesses
Marysville Measure N - Establishment of a Tax on Cannabis and Hemp Business
Oceanside Measure M - Cannabis Business Tax
Ojai Measure G - Cannabis General Tax Measure
Porterville Measure R - Imposing a Cannabis Business Tax
San Bruno Measure S - Imposing A Cannabis Business Tax
San Joaquin County Measure X - Imposing a Cannabis Business Tax
Solana Beach Measure S - Initiative to Repeal Current Prohibitions Entirely and Allow Commercial Cannabis (Marijuana) Retailers in Non-Residential Zones and Marijuana Deliveries and Certain Cultivation in all Zones
Sonoma Measure X - Cannabis Tax
Tracy Measure W - Imposing a Tax on Commercial Cannabis Activities
Trinity County Measure G - Commercial Cannabis Tax
Vacaville Measure V - Cannabis Business Tax
Ventura Measure I - Cannabis and Hemp Tax
Ventura County Measure O - Adoption Of Ordinance To Allow Commercial Cultivation, Processing, Distribution And Sale Of Cannabis
Yountville Measure T - Regulation and Taxation of Cannabis Retail Businesses

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