City of Berkeley Medical Marijuana Initiative, Measure JJ (November 2008)

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A City of Berkeley Medical Marijuana Initiative, Measure JJ ballot question was on the November 4, 2008 ballot for voters in the City of Berkeley in Alameda County, where it was approved.

Measure JJ:

  • Eliminated limits on medical marijuana possessed by patients or caregivers.
  • Established a peer review group for medical marijuana collectives to police themselves.
  • Permitted medical marijuana dispensaries "as a matter of right" under the zoning ordinance rather than through a use permit subject to a public hearing.

Regardless of the provisions of Measure JJ, the sale, possession and use of marijuana, whether for medical or any other reason, remained a federal crime.

JJ was a citizen-initiated measure.

Election results

Measure JJ
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 34,502 62.71%
No20,51537.29%
These final election results are from the Alameda County elections office.

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

Measure JJ: "Shall the City's ordinances be amended to eliminate limits on medical marijuana possessed by patients or caregivers; establish a peer review group for medical marijuana collectives to police themselves; and permit medical marijuana dispensaries as a matter of right under the zoning ordinance rather than through a use permit subject to a public hearing?"[1]

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