Petition could put licensing of medical marijuana businesses on November ballot
Posted: 4:52 PM, Jun 06, 2018
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<p>DALY CITY, CA - APRIL 18: A bowl of medicinal marijuana is displayed in a booth at The International Cannabis and Hemp Expo April 18, 2010 at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California. The two day Cannabis and Hemp Expo features speakers, retailers selling medical marijuana smoking paraphernalia and a special tent available for medical marijuana card holders to smoke their medicine. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)</p>
The Kern County Elections Office says a petition to allow medical marijuana businesses to operate in Kern County has been submitted to the office for verification.
Officials now must perform a random signature verification within 30 days. If the required signatures are met, the initiative measure will be placed on the ballot and will be voted on in November.
The ban on commercial cannabis businesses would remain in effect, according to the county.
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