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ASA Recommendations for Local Ballot Measures
Measure A is referendum on a highly restrictive medical cannabis cultivation ordinance adopted by the Board of Supervisors. Voting no means you reject the undesirable ordinance and want it overturned.
Measure B is a more reasonable ordinance regulating medical cannabis. Patients and advocates support Measure B as an alternative to a highly restrictive medical cannabis cultivation ordinance adopted by the Board of Supervisors.
Measure F will allow for legal, well-regulated medical cannabis dispensaries in the city.
Measure J repeals the city’s existing ban on medical cannabis dispensaries and creates regulations for their safe and legal operation.
Measure O will repeal the county’s strict medical cannabis rules and replace them with more reasonable regulations.
Measure P seeks to create “a fundamental right to gardening and cultivation of natural plants for personal use.” ASA acknowledges the good intentions in the measure. However, research and experience show that sensible regulations benefit patients and communities.
Measure S repeals onerous restriction on medical cannabis cultivation and replaces them with more reasonable regulations. Measure S is sponsored by the Nevada County ASA Chapter.
Measure BB is a measure designed by the city council to compete with another medical cannabis measure on the November ballot. ASA prefers and supports Measure CC.
Measure CC is a citizen-referred measure that will repeal the city’s ban on medical cannabis patients cooperatives and collectives and establish more reasonable regulations than those proposed by the City Council’s competing ballot measure.
Measure L would authorize a new tax on medical cannabis of up to 7%, with funds going to local schools. It is not fair for patients to bear the burden of funding the schools. Everyone in the community should share the cost.
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Measure K would authorize an additional county business tax of up to 10% on medical cannabis businesses and organizations, with funds dedicated to essential services. It is not fair for patients to bear the burden of funding county services. Everyone in the community should share the cost.
Measure A is a veto referendum on a county ordinance that sets strict limits on medical cannabis cultivation. Voting no means you want to repeal the undesirable county ordinance.