California: Los Angeles Voters To Decide On Marijuana Tax

Los Angeles, CA: Members of the Los Angeles City Council have decided to place a proposal on the March 8, 2011 municipal ballot that, if approved by voters, would impose a five percent citywide tax on medical cannabis sold at local dispensaries.

The measure defines the proposed fee as a ‘gross reimbursement’ rather than a tax.

In November, voters in several California municipalities – including Sacramento, San Jose, Oakland, and Stockton – approved local tax measures regarding the imposition of business or sales taxes on medical marijuana.

If approved, revenue from the city’s medical cannabis tax would be used to fund public safety and fire and rescue efforts.

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