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Berkeley Medical Marijuana Ordinance Amendments, Measure T (November 2010)

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A vote on Measure T, a set of Proposed Amendments to Berkeley's Medical Marijuana Ordinance was on the November 2, 2010 ballot for voters in the City of Berkeley in Alameda County, where it was approved.[1]

Measure T did the following:

  • Restricted dispensaries to commercial areas, which must be at least 600 feet away from any school, bringing Berkeley into compliance with state law
  • Limit cultivation, baking and product development to no more than six locations and would be restricted to West Berkeley's industrial zone.
  • Required compliance with health and safety codes and a Police-approved security plan.
  • Required cultivators to provide free, safe medicine to low-income patients at a medical marijuana dispensary
  • Restricted herbicide and pesticide use to ensure that medicine is as organic as possible
  • Required energy offsets
  • Reconstituted the Medical Marijuana Commission as a standard city commission rather than, as it is currently defined, an autonomous entity.[2]

Election results

Measure T
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 25,355 64.31%
No14,06935.69%
These final, certified results are from the Alameda County elections office.

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Measure T: Shall the Berkeley Municipal Code be amended to: allow residential medical cannabis collectives, with up to 200 square feet of cultivation; allow six locations in the Manufacturing District for cultivation; allow a fourth dispensary; require dispensaries to be at least 600’ from public and private schools and other dispensaries; permit new and relocated dispensaries only in C districts; change the makeup of the Medical Cannabis Commission; and permit the Council to adopt other amendments?

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