Two marijuana poll measures have been resoundingly rejected by Kern County voters on Tuesday, with one other showing to lose by a slim margin.
Measure J, which might have legalized medical marijuana dispensaries within the unincorporated areas of Kern County, fell effectively quick. With all precincts reporting, 62 % of voters rejected the measure whereas 38 % supported it.
Another unincorporated county measure, Measure Ok, which might have legalized each leisure and medical dispensaries, misplaced by 54 to 46 %.
The lone Bakersfield measure, Measure O, additionally did not go muster, 55 % to 45 %.
The three poll measures requested voters to rescind bans on marijuana dispensaries in Kern County and town of Bakersfield.
Measure J was introduced ahead by medical marijuana activists Jeff Jarvis and Heather Epps with native group Kern Citizens for Patient Rights, except for rescinding the ban on medical marijuana dispensaries, it might have levied a 7.5 % enterprise tax to be levied on the dispensaries.
Measure Ok was largely funded by an industrial actual property funding group from Pacific Palisades-based Industrial Partners Group. It supplied barely extra restrictive zoning guidelines than Measure J, whereas capping the quantity of dispensaries at 35..
It would have created two zones alongside Interstate 5 for cultivation, processing and distribution amenities, and it might have utilized a 5 % gross receipts tax on any marijuana enterprise together with dispensaries.
Measure O was additionally delivered to voters by Jarvis, Epps and the Kern Citizens for Patient Rights. It would have allowed medical marijuana dispensaries to function inside the metropolis limits, making use of a 7.5 % enterprise tax on dispensaries.
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