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By Tony Ault
Staff Writer 

Hemet City Council placing 'tax only' cannabis measure on November ballot


Last updated 8/22/2018 at 10:12am

Tony Ault

Hemet city staff shows maps of the city where cannabis cultivation would be permitted if the citizens' measure on the drugs cultivation is passed in November. The locations would be a distance from schools and day care centers in the manufacturing zones in the city.

The Hemet City Council will place its own cannabis measure on the November ballot that would place taxes on the drug and keep the cities current ordinances prohibiting is cultivation and distribution in place for one year.

The action, taken in a 4-0 vote by the council in an adjourned meeting Tuesday, Aug 7, was made to counteract a Hemet Citizens Cannabis initiative measure that has already qualified for the Nov. 6 ballot.

The citizens' measure, qualified with over 4,000 resident signatures, would permit the cultivation and distribution other than retail sales of cannabis in the city's m...

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