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What you need to know: local measures Kern County will vote on during the 2020 primary

Medical marijuana measure to be on 2020 ballot
Posted at 1:44 PM, Feb 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-13 20:46:48-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — For those used to voting in a June primary election, you now have less time to get educated on the measures you will be voting on. California's primary election now falls in-line with 13 other states on March 3: Super Tuesday.

To help you find out what local measure will be on the ballot for residents throughout Kern County, here's a breakdown:


County of Kern Cannabis Measure E

Measure E, also known as the Kern County Retail Medicinal Cannabis Initiative, is a measure regarding the regulation and taxation of medical marijuana dispensaries.

In short:

  • A yes vote supports authorizing medical marijuana dispensaries to operate with a conditional use permit in the county and imposing a 3.5% special business tax per every $1,000 of gross income.
  • A no vote opposes authorizing medical marijuana dispensaries to operate with a conditional use permit in the county and imposing a 3.5% special business tax per every $1,000 of gross income.

County of Kern Medicinal Cannabis Measure D

Measure D, also known as the Kern County Medical Marijuana Retail Permit and Business Tax Measure, is another measure regarding the regulation and taxation of medical marijuana dispensaries.

In short:

  • A yes vote supports authorizing medical marijuana dispensaries to operate without ministerial use permit in the county and imposing a 3.75% special business tax per every $1,000 of gross income.
  • A no vote opposes authorizing medical marijuana dispensaries to operate without ministerial use permit in the county and imposing a 3.75% special business tax per every $1,000 of gross income.

McFarland Unified School District, Measure B

Measure B is on the ballot for the McFarland Unified School District for a bond issue.

  • In short:
  • A yes vote supports authorizing the district to issue $30 million in bonds and requiring an average tax rate of $51 per $100,000 of assessed value,
  • A no vote opposes authorizing the district to issue $30 million in bonds and requiring an average tax rate of $51 per $100,000 of assessed value.

A 55 percent supermajority vote is required for the approval of Measure B.


Wasco Union High School District, Measure A

Measure A is a bond issue being voted on by the Wasco Union High School District.

In short:

  • A yes vote supports authorizing the district to issue $38,950,000 in bonds and requiring an average tax rate of $29.41 per $100,000 of assessed value.
  • A no vote opposes authorizing the district to issue $38,950,000 in bonds and requiring an average tax rate of $29.41 per $100,000 of assessed value.

A 55 percent supermajority vote is required for the approval of Measure A.


Wasco Union School District, Measure C

Measure C is a bond issue the Wasco Union School District.

In short:

  • A yes vote supports authorizing the district to issue $16 million in bonds and requiring an average tax rate of $30 per $100,000 of assessed value.
  • A no vote opposes authorizing the district to issue $16 million in bonds and requiring an average tax rate of $30 per $100,000 of assessed value.

A 55 percent supermajority vote is required for the approval of Measure C.