The Los Angeles Times has come out strongly in favor of Measure M on the March 7th ballot initiative. At SIVA, we wholeheartedly agree: Yes on M.

The Times says it best: “[Measure M] would give the City Council and mayor permission to repeal Proposition D — adopted by voters in 2013 to curb the spread of medical marijuana dispensaries — and to replace it with a new set of rules covering all aspects of the industry, from where marijuana businesses can locate and the hours they may operate to how they market their products.”

We are in favor of Prop D shops getting licensed – they’ve put in the years of hard work and risk in a confusing regulatory environment. We also feel strongly that many others should also have the chance. The Los Angeles market is the largest market within the largest state market in the world. There is ample opportunity and market share for many qualified operators!

We look forward to an open and competitive marketplace in Los Angeles where the best products and services are allowed to succeed.

We also realize that many people have election-burn out, but this vote is very important for the future of our industry in Los Angeles. Please take a small amount of time to VOTE YES ON M.

It’s not difficult to cast your ballot BY MAIL. Here are a few tips about voting for Measure M from the LA County Registrar:

Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk

Voting by Mail in L.A. County

All voters in Los Angeles County have the option to vote by mail. A Vote by Mail (VBM) Ballot is mailed to voters, who can mail back the ballot or to drop off the ballot at a polling place on Election Day.

Please note VBM ballots postmarked by Election Day will be counted if received within three days by the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (California Senate Bill 29).

NOTE: The returned postage required for a Vote by Mail ballot is a single first-class stamp.

March 7, 2017 Consolidated Municipal and Special Elections

Online VBM Application

Paper VBM Application