Marijuana by the numbers

By Deb Murphy

Both the Inyo County Board of Supervisors and the Bishop City Council intend to use precinct voting results to help guide future zoning or ordinances for both medical and commercial marijuana operations.

A voter breakdown by area provided by the Registrar of Voters indicates pot is acceptable nearly county-wide.

The biggest winner of the three advisory measures on the November 8 ballot was the tax proposal: 5-percent on commercial operations, both growers and dispensaries. Measure I passed 60 to 40 percent county-wide. The voters in Early Pond were the only group that voted against everything cannabis, including the tax which failed by one vote.

In general, medical marijuana operations did better than their commercial counterparts.

Starting at the north end of the County, medical and commercial operations were approved. Laws broke the trend voting down both Measure G (medical) and H (commercial).

The “yes” votes carried through Bishop city limits and into the McLaren/Manor area and reservation precincts but fell short in West Bishop by a significant margin.

Wilkerson was okay with medical but only by two votes. Commercial went down by 22 votes. While the two tracks north of Big Pine voted yes on both G and H, by less than 20 votes; Measure H lost by 11 votes in Big Pine proper.

Big Pine was the last bastion of hesitation over commercial marijuana. Measure H passed by significant margins from Independence to the Shoshone/Tecopa precincts. The percentages were tight in Olancha and the widest in the Shoshone/Tecopa area with both measures passing 4 to 1.

The County Board of Supervisors will turn Measure I into an official ordinance at its Tuesday meeting as an 11 a.m. time-certain agenda item.

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Low Inyo
Low Inyo
5 years ago

Pedro…..problems with your suggestions…..I’m allergic to brownies….along with peanuts and chocolate….and I already drink only decaf….like I say,if you think I’m wrong about what I said above…notice the old-time everyday pot smokers….if you do,you WILL see what I mean..

Low Inyo
Low Inyo
5 years ago

Kyle…..Those that I know that “puff,puff,pass” everyday,if they are 40 years old,they look 60…if they’re in their 50’s,they look and act 70…weed,along with every other drug known to man,whether it be pot,meth,acid,coke,alcohol,etc.,it’s a young man’s game…kinda like baseball…and about the same type of age limit to it….once you get into… Read more »

Pedro
Pedro
5 years ago
Reply to  Low Inyo

Loaded Inyo,

Get a vaporizer, better yet some brownies, and chill out. Maybe switch to decaf.

Kyle Crowle
Kyle Crowle
5 years ago

Hey Trouble, some Medical Marijuana will cure your affliction of “dissmania” that is a terrible disease and burden to carry, Trust me, I know, I Puff..puff..pass every day, and Wake n Bake every day, it really is the Fountain of youth…

Trouble
Trouble
5 years ago

I am confused and some what dismayed as to why our County Supervisors put this issues on the ballet? And I don’t smoke pot anymore.