Marijuana Won Big in the November Elections
There were nearly 100 local cannabis measures on ballots across California on Nov. 7 and the vast majority of them were approved by voters. Just over a dozen were rejected, including San Joaquin’s Measure B which would have established a tax system for commercial pot in unincorporated areas of the county, with 30% and then 50% of revenue being set aside for education efforts.
Most of the local measures were cannabis taxation measures, but they set up an important framework for a legal commercial system going forward.
In addition to the failure of San Joaquin’s Measure B, cannabis did face rejections in Kern and Plumas counties. Los Angeles County voters also rejected the creation of a public bank for marijuana transactions.
Read more about some of marijuana’s election successes and failures here.