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Measure K is a Power Grab

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

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