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Kern County Voters Approve Medical Marijuana Dispensary Limits

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A medical marijuana dispensary in Southern California | Photo: John Lobel/Flickr/Creative Commons License

Three vacancies were filled for the Board of Supervisors and a marijuana measure requiring dispensaries to be at least a one mile distance from schools, daycare centers, parks, and churches passed in Kern County on Tuesday.

Measure G found considerable support with close to 69 percent of votes. It means marijuana dispensaries will be heavily limited. Here's more from The Bakersfield Californian:

Support for Measure G is largely seen as a backlash to an increase in medical marijuana dispensaries in the county.

Opponents of the initiative argued the measure was a scam and a property grab attempt by the county's supervisors.