Many Cali Cities Now Approve Cannabis Retail Measures

High Times recently reported that voters in Cali – specifically, in Santa Monica, Laguna Woods, McFarland, San Diego, and others – approved 12 cannabis-related ballot initiatives.

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Most cannabis-related initiatives passed were for Los Angeles and San Diego counties, allowing up to 70 additional cannabis retail licenses in these regions. Los Angeles is currently the most densely-populated county, with San Diego County, Orange County, Riverside County, and San Bernardino County following it.

The voters approved 25 retail licenses with Measure C in Los Angeles County. This measure enacts taxes in the county’s unincorporated areas, which include $10 per square foot for growers, 6% tax on gross retail receipts and a gross receipts tax, 2% for testing facilities, 4% for manufacturing and other marijuana business facilities, and 3% on distribution.

Santa Monica voters approved Measure HMP, which puts taxes in place for non-medical cannabis retailers, medical retail operations, and all other licensed cannabusinesses. The state also passed cannabis-related measures in Cudahy, Claremont, South El Monte, and Lynwood. However, some cities, including Manhattan Beach, El Segundo, and Hermosa Beach, will keep their bans on commercial cannacompanies.

Louis Levey is the Content Success Manager and Founder at No Strings Content. He's passionate about helping cannabis businesses use content to attract, educate, and convert audiences. His hometown is Boca Raton, Florida, but he currently lives and works remotely in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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