Huntington Beach

Another vote on cannabis?

THE USE AND SALE of marijuana are hot-button issues. The Huntington Beach City Council on Tuesday will consider asking voters about those issues at the ballot box on Nov. 8.

The City of Huntington Beach may be going back to voters in November to revisit the status of cannabis in Surf City, as the city council considers two such proposals next week.

Additionally, the council is poised to ask voters on Nov. 8 to revise the city charter to change the offices of city attorney, city clerk and city treasurer from elected to appointed positions.

Those and other items will be considered at Tuesday’s meeting of the city council. There will be a closed session at 5 p.m. with the regular meeting scheduled to commence at 6 p.m.

Measure A, which would have created a special sales tax on cannabis products, fell short before voters on June 7, winning about 64.5 percent “yes” votes and not reaching the required two-thirds approval.

The council on Tuesday will consider placing a measure on the Nov. 8 ballot that allows and regulates cannabis retailers and non-retailers for medical and recreational use in areas zoned for that use.

Additionally, the council will consider a resolution placing a cannabis general tax measure on the ballot as well. A general tax measure only requires a majority vote.

The proposed tax would be for 6 percent in gross receipts earned by retailers and up to 1 percent on gross receipts on “all other cannabis business.”

Tuesday’s meeting will be held in the Council Chambers, 2000 Main St. (at Yorktown Avenue).

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