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Lompoc's cannabis tax measure passing by wide margin, according to initial vote results

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Posted at 8:26 PM, Sep 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-14 23:26:50-04

In addition to the recall question, voters in Lompoc had an additional measure on their ballots Tuesday.

Measure Q is a tax on cannabis manufacturing and distribution in Lompoc.

Initial results released after 8 p.m. showed the measure passing by a wide margin with 77% of the votes in favor of the tax.

To pass, the ballot measure must be approved by a majority of voters, or 50 percent plus one.

The city expects to collect $1.2 million annually from the tax. The money will go into the city's general fund to be used for public safety, parks, and other expenses.