Sacramento Supervisors Reject Cannabis Ballot Measure
Sacramento County supervisors have rejected a ballot measure proposal that would have taxed cannabis and hemp business activities in unincorporated areas. If approved, the measure could have paved the way for marijuana dispensaries.
The only commercial cannabis activity permitted in the county is in the City of Sacramento and Isleton. Whenever there is a lack of legitimate purchasing options, advocates say consumers are driven to an unsafe, unregulated market.
The rejected ballot measure would have yielded approximately $9 million in cannabis tax revenue per year.
Three of the county’s five supervisors approved the motion. That was one vote short of what was needed to move forward with the ballot measure. Sue Frost and Don Nottoli cast the No votes.