Endorsement: Yes on L.A. County Measure C for regulated cannabis sales Proposition A/Measure C allows county departments of cannabis sales to open retail stores. Supporters say the legislation is simple and easy: a simple yes/no vote on the yes/no question. The measure now heads to the city of Los Angeles.
Advocates point to the first step marijuana dispensaries took when Los Angeles voters approved the Compassionate use of Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act on Nov. 6, 2016. In that first step, Los Angeles County voters approved the sale of medical marijuana by the county’s Department of Public Health. Los Angeles County voters legalized the sale of cannabis for recreational use, as well as the state-legal sale of marijuana for medical use statewide, on Nov. 4, 2016.
“I believe that this Measure C will have the greatest impact on the communities where people most deserve access to legal and safe cannabis options that will make a difference in their lives,” said Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, the measure’s champion.
To get on the ballot, the measure requires the support of eight of the 16 council members. O’Farrell has made it a central part of his campaign to get the measure on the November ballot, with the support of Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Councilwoman Nury Martinez. O’Farrell is a former L.A. County deputy sheriff and has served in the legislature for the past six years, most recently as the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Los Angeles County Measure C: Yes on the Measure
Yes on L.A. County Measure C for regulated cannabis sales Voters: Yes: 8,846,600 (51.5 percent)
Opponents: 5,082,700 (30.5 percent)
Proponents: 1,823,640 (14 percent)
Voters: Yes: 16,000 (100 percent)
Opponents: 2,000 (0 percent)
This measure does not have a runoff date.
Proponents: In order to get on the ballot, the measure requires the support of eight of the 16 council members.
Opponents: Opponents could