Q: What is the current policy regarding medical marijuana in Campbell?
A: Currently, the City of Campbell enforces a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries, but allows deliveries of medical marijuana to qualified patients in Campbell from dispensaries located outside of the City. The legal use of medical marijuana is allowed for qualified patients.
Q: Would Measure A increase taxes for local residents?
A: No. Measure A would levy a business license tax on the gross receipts of marijuana businesses at an initial rate of 7% and maximum rate of 15% to fund vital city services. Measure A would only affect marijuana businesses serving or located in the City of Campbell. Measure A is not a property tax or sales tax and would only affect marijuana dispensaries that deliver marijuana in Campbell or may operate in Campbell in the future.
Q: Could the State take Measure A funding?
A: Measure A funding would be locally controlled and used for City services, including police, fire and code enforcement services. No funding would go to the State.
Q: What is the difference between Measure B and Measure C?
A: Measure B is placed on the April ballot through a petition and would allow three medical marijuana dispensaries within the Planned Development and manufacturing zones of the City of Campbell. While Measure B would prohibit dispensaries from being located within 600 feet of a K-12 school, Measure B does not limit how close medical marijuana dispensaries could be located to day- care centers, pre-school facilities and parks. Measure B generally prohibits locating dispensary entrances and exits next to residentially zoned properties; however it does not otherwise set a minimum distance between dispensaries and residences.
Measure C was placed on the ballot by the Campbell City Council and would establish a moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries until April 1, 2019. During this time, the City and the Campbell community would study the potential effects of the sale of medical marijuana in Campbell. Measure C also includes protections if medical marijuana dispensaries were to open. These include minimum operating distances from residences, day-care centers, pre-school facilities, schools and parks.
Q: Do any of these measures limit the legal use of marijuana for medical purposes in Campbell?
A: No. The use of medical marijuana is permitted for qualified patients within their residences and the measures on the April ballot exclusively affect sales of medical marijuana in our city. With the passage of Proposition 64 in 2016, recreational use of marijuana is legal in California for adults within private property.
Q: When will Measures A, B and C appear on the ballot? Who can vote on these measures?
A: All three measures will appear on the April 25, 2017 ballot. This election will be conducted both by mail and at polling locations. All registered voters in the City of Campbell are eligible to vote on these measures. The first day for mailing of the vote by mail ballots is March 27, 2017. The last day to register to vote in this election is April 10, 2017.
Q: How many votes do these measures need to pass?
A: In order to pass, these three measures each need the support of over 50% of those who vote on them. If both Measure C and Measure B pass, the measure that receives more votes will go into effect.
Q: Where can I learn more about voting?
A: For information about voting, registering to vote or finding your polling place, contact the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters at (408) 299-8683 or online at www.SCCVote.org.
Q: Where can I learn more information about these measures?
A: For more information about the measures on the April 25, 2017 ballot, you can visit this link Measure Information.