Pubdate: Wed, 24 Jan 2018
Source: Los Angeles Times (CA)
Copyright: 2018 Los Angeles Times


Compton voters Tuesday soundly rejected two competing proposals for
regulating cannabis businesses in the city, where marijuana
dispensaries and other pot-related operations are now banned.

The city's proposal, known as Measure C, would have allowed marijuana
sales while imposing a 10% business tax and banning commercial
cultivation of marijuana. It was rejected 76% to 23%. The competing
initiative, Measure I, included many of the same provisions as Measure
C, but called for a 5% business tax and would have allowed indoor
marijuana-cultivation businesses. It was rejected 77% to 23%.

The defeat of both measures means the city's existing ban on marijuana
businesses will remain in place.

Measure C also would have required dispensaries to be at least 1,000
feet from schools, churches, parks and child care or community
centers. Measure I called only for a 600-foot distance from schools.
Measure C also included a 30% local hiring requirement, while Measure
I did not have such a mandate.
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