Vote NO to keep local control

Sausalito residents, not profit-driven businesses, should decide what it best for their community. Measure K is written specifically for the financial benefit of the sponsor, not the community at large. Voting "NO" will keep the power with the citizens of Sausalito to determine what type of cannabis regulations they want through a transparent and informative process. 

Measure K is a Power Grab by Corporate Cannabis

What's in the Measure K initiative?

The 14-page ballot initiative is drafted in such a manner that ONLY Otter Brands meets the requirements for a cannabis retail storefront license if the initiative passes. It isn't an initiative as much as a "business plan by ballot" for the financial benefit of a few people.

 

The applicant for the Otter Brands initiative would have to meet all these following requirements and more:​

  • Participated in meetings with at least three current or then-current members of the City Council between December 31, 2018, and April 20, 2021.

  • Participated in community meetings related to operating a cannabis business prior to April 20, 2021.

  • Provided a detailed draft development agreement to the city following the City Council’s discussion of cannabis development agreements in 2019.

  • Have an owner who resides in Sausalito and either owns 20% or more of the business or owns more than 1% and is directly involved in the business.

  • Have one owner who has experience managing, operating or owning a business in the City.

 
What's NOT in the Measure K initiative?
  • No requirement for a City Permit

  • No requirement for a City Conditional Use Permit

  • No City controls 

  • No requirement for distance from residents properties

  • No limits on youth friendly products beyond the minimum state standards (and as demonstrated by the Cookies brand, the State restrictions are inadequate)

  • No potency limits or increased tax on THC levels

  • No restrictions on the sale of flavored vaping products 

  • No requirements for health warnings posted in stores OR handed out to customers

  • No traffic study required

  • No efforts to mitigate the environmental impact of cannabis waste and impact on smoke-free air