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City of Jurupa Valley
Measure B - Majority Approval Required

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Election Results


5,478 votes yes (57.33%)

4,078 votes no (42.67%)

100% of precincts reporting (24/24).

9,556 ballots counted.

Shall an initiative measure ordinance which prohibits marijuana dispensaries and commercial marijuana activity, with certain limited exceptions for medical marijuana cultivation, in all zones of the City of Jurupa Valley be adopted?

What is this proposal?

Details — Official information

Impartial analysis / Proposal

City Attorney, City of Jurupa Valley

The Jurupa Valley City Council has placed Measure B on the ballot asking voters to approve an ordinance prohibiting all commercial cannabis activity in the City. “Commercial cannabis activity” includes the “cultivation, manufacture, distribution, processing, storing, laboratory testing, labeling, transportation, distribution, delivery or sale of marijuana and marijuana products.” “Cannabis” is the term now used under State law for “marijuana.”

City of Jurupa Valley Ordinance No. 2016-13 prohibits all marijuana dispensaries and commercial marijuana activities in all zones of the City under the authority of “Proposition 64,” adopted by the voters on November 7, 2016 and the State laws adopted by the Legislature to implement Proposition 64. Measure B would continue that prohibition and make it unlawful to conduct or perform any commercial cannabis activity in the City.

Similar to Jurupa Valley Ordinance No. 2016-13, Measure B would make it unlawful for any person to:

1. Own, manage, establish, conduct, or operate, or to participate as a landlord, owner, employee, contractor, agent or volunteer, or in any other manner or capacity, in any commercial cannabis activity in the City; and

2. Cultivate cannabis outdoors or indoors for any use with two limited exceptions.

As mandated by State law, cultivation of cannabis is allowed indoors, for adult-use purposes in limited amounts. Under this exemption, persons 21 years of age or older may plant, cultivate, harvest, dry or process no more than six live cannabis plants within a single private residence or inside an accessory structure located upon the grounds of a private residence. The private residence or accessory structure must be fully enclosed and secured.

As currently permitted under Jurupa Valley Ordinance 2016-13, Measure B contains a limited exemption from enforcement for “qualified patients” or their “primary caregivers,” to cultivate no more than 12 cannabis plants for the qualified patient’s own medical use. The qualified patients, or their primary caregiver, must live in the single family home where the cannabis is cultivated. The cannabis plants must be reasonably secured and fenced to prevent access by minors or theft, set back 10 feet from the boundary line, and not be visible from any public right of way. Qualified patients shall have valid medical cannabis identification cards issued by the Riverside County Department of Public Health. The cannabis cultivation shall not be (1) within a multiple-family dwelling building; (2) upon any premises located within 1,000 feet of any school, community center or park; (3) upon any premises containing a child care center, church (religious facility) or youth-oriented facility; or (4) upon any premises where probationers or parolees reside, unless the probationer or parolee is authorized by a court to use medical cannabis while on probation.

The above statement is an impartial analysis of Measure B. If you desire a copy of Measure B, please call the City Clerk’s Office at (951) 332-6464 and a copy will be mailed at no cost to you.

Dated: March 8, 2018

By: Peter M. Thorson

      City Attorney

      City of Jurupa Valley

Published Arguments — Arguments for and against

Arguments FOR


In compliance with State law (Proposition 64 and SB 94), all marijuana dispensaries, cultivation and other commercial marijuana activity is currently illegal under City ordinance in all zones of the City, except for limited cultivation of medical marijuana by qualified patients and the State mandated indoor cultivation of six plants indoors for recreational use.

Measure B will preserve the City’s prohibition of marijuana dispensaries, cultivation and other commercial marijuana activity with minor updates for clarity and to reflect recent changes in state law. 

Measure B will maintain the existing ability of qualified patients to cultivate limited amounts of marijuana for medical purposes and the State-mandated exception for six plants.

Measure B will prevent the problems that occur with legalizing marijuana dispensaries and commercial marijuana activity in the City including:

● Marijuana businesses have been known to attract crime and could divert law enforcement resources from other areas of the City;

● Existing illegal marijuana businesses operating within the City have imposed a heavy burden on local law enforcement and City resources;

● Marijuana businesses will not be located by schools, day care centers or youth centers; and

● The Federal Controlled Substances Act makes it unlawful for any person to cultivate, manufacture, distribute or dispense, or possess marijuana.

Measure B will continue to protect the health and safety of people within the City of Jurupa Valley.


By: Micheal Goodland, Mayor

      Brian Berkson, Mayor Pro Tem

      Anthony Kelly, Jr., Council Member

      Verne Lauritzen, Council Member

      Laura Roughton, Council Member

Arguments AGAINST


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