On their ballots on Election Day, November 8, San Diego County voters will be asked to weigh in on Measure A. It would impose specific taxes on cannabis enterprises in unincorporated areas, bringing in between $2.9 million and $5.6 million annually. The San Diego County Board of Supervisors put a proposal on the ballot, and these two pieces present arguments for both sides of the issue.
As part of California Proposition 64, San Diego County voters decisively approved the sale and use of cannabis by adults in 2016. These voters contributed to giving cities and the county of San Diego the chance to determine policies for approving, inspecting, and enforcing the number and location of retail cannabis sites. Additionally, local governments now have the authority to tax marijuana.