In November, more than 20 California cities and counties could create new recreational marijuana markets through ballot measures, creating up to 150 retail licenses and countless other business opportunities for the cannabis and surrounding industries, with at least 28 cities set to include some cannabis ballot initiatives this fall, the largest queue since California began regulating adult use in 2018, according to research by MJBizDaily. Most ballot initiatives are focused near densely populated centers in Southern California, particularly near Los Angeles and San Diego. But some stretch northward, including Red Bluff, where voters will decide whether to allow the first recreational marijuana business to open in historically conservative Tehama County. According to the state's cannabis regulator, 31 percent of the 539 cities and counties in the world's largest market allow retail marijuana businesses.
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