Prop 64 Marijuana Legalization
County Ballot Breakdown

How did your county vote?

Proposition 64 ballot breakdown

Monterey County Specifically

Monterey County just released information on its Cannabis Permitting in the Planning Department of their website.
Visit the website here
Please remember, a permit is required for ALL medical cannabis activities in Monterey County.

monterey county cannabis permit faq

Cannabis Permitting FAQ for Monterey County specifically in regard to Prop 64

Related Information


  • November 8, 2016 (BOE)
    • California voters approved Proposition 64, Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act
  • November 9, 2016 (BOE)
    • certain sales of medical marijuana are exempt from sales and use tax. (see the website’s Dispensaries tab here, under the heading, Proposition 64 Exempts Certain Medical Marijuana Sales)
  • January 1, 2018 (BOE)
    • a 15% excise tax is imposed upon purchasers of all marijuana and marijuana products. Additionally, a tax on cultivators of marijuana is imposed as follows:
    • $9.25 per dry-weight ounce of marijuana flowers
    • $2.75 per dry-weight ounce of marijuana leaves
  • January 1, 2018 (CDFA)
    • Anticipated license-issuing  date


Breakdown of how Prop 64 changes cannabis penalties

Prop 64 Penalty Chart

Click & Read the full text of Prop 64 below

full text prop 64

You can read the Fiscal Impact Estimate Report below

prop 64 fiscal impact estimate report