Dozens of Cities and Counties Could Approve New Cannabis Markets This November

Cities and counties across the state will give voters the option to legalize commercial marijuana markets this November, potentially creating up to 150 new licenses. At least 28 jurisdictions have cannabis ballot measures going before voters this fall. According to Marijuana Business Daily, that’s the largest cohort since California began regulating adult use cannabis sales in 2018.

Cities that could usher in new marijuana markets include:

·Avenal

·Baldwin Park

·Claremont

·Cudahy

·Dana Point

·El Segundo

·Healdsburg

·Hermosa Beach

·Huntington Beach

·Laguna Woods

·Lake Forest

·Redondo Beach

·Manhattan Beach

·Montclair

·Ontario

·Pacific Grove

·Pico Rivera

·Red Bluff

·Riverside

·Sausalito

·Santee

·Signal Hill

·South El Monte

·St. Helena

·Yreka

Additionally, cannabis tax ballot measures will appear in three of the state’s most populous counties. In Los Angeles, voters will be asked to approve up to 25 retail shops. Sacramento County voters will be asked to ok 10-20 retail establishments. San Diego County could license 20-40 marijuana retailers.

“The voter-led ballot drives would eventually help minimize wide gaps in consumer accessibility, as a solid majority of cities and counties across the state still ban commercial marijuana operations,” Marijuana Business Daily notes.

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