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San Diego pot collectives unveil ballot measure

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SAN DIEGO (AP) - Medical marijuana dispensaries that are being run out of San Diego have unveiled a proposed ballot measure to help them survive.

The San Diego Union-Tribune says pot collectives revealed details of the initiative on Monday. It would set a 2.5-percent sales tax for the storefront collectives and prohibit them within 600 feet of schools and playgrounds. The 18-page measure also lays out security and inspection requirements.

Proponents will need to collect about 62,000 voter signatures to qualify the measure for the November ballot.

San Diego's city attorney has sued collectives for violating local zoning laws. Federal authorities also are cracking down on the dispensaries and even if the local initiative passes they'd remain illegal under federal law.

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Information from: The San Diego Union-Tribune

 

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