Updated: 8:49 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, Nov. 5
As Election 2020 results continue to pour in across the U.S., we are monitoring cannabis-related down-ballot races in several states.
Unofficial election results show Costa Mesa, Calif., voters are in favor of allowing adult-use cannabis dispensaries and delivery services; and Laguna Woods, voters support that city allowing dispensaries. A measure in La Habra to permit “up to four cannabis delivery licenses” received more “yes” than “no” votes.
Ventura County, Calif., voters said “yes” to Measure O. ” The Ventura County Star reported Oct. 3, “The initiative on the Nov. 3 ballot allows up to 500 acres of cultivation of cannabis in greenhouses and 100 acres in nurseries in certain unincorporated areas.”
Patch has reported preliminary voting results out of Banning, Calif., favoring a tax on cannabis distribution businesses. The “gross receipts tax — capped at 10 percent” will go toward 911-emergency services.
And Calabasas, Calif., a city that doesn’t currently allow cannabis dispensaries, is likely to approve an ordinance that would impose a tax on cannabis business, according to Patch.
As the ordinance states, the 10% tax would be imposed “on the privilege of conducting the following activities within the city’s jurisdiction: transporting, dispensing, manufacturing, producing, processing, preparing, storing, testing, providing, donating, selling, or delivering, or distributing cannabis, cannabis products, cannabis accessories, or cannabinoid preparations delivering, or distributing cannabis, cannabis products, cannabis accessories, or cannabinoid preparations … in the City of Calabasas, under the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act and the Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (California Business and Professions Code sections 26000, et seq.) ….”
In Jurupa Valley, Calif., a measure designed to affect changes that would bolster city revenue from cannabis sales, was rejected by voters in a vote of 6,543 to 6,139, according to final election results posted on The Press Enterprise.
A citizen-led initiative in 2018 permitted adult-use cannabis sales, “But city officials said the 2018 law has generated little revenue for municipal coffers,” according to The Press Enterprise.
Measure U – City Of Jurupa Valley Tax Increase On Cannabis Businesses For General