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Marijuana tax cut could be in jeopardy as revenue lags behind budget projections
Shant Damirdjian, left, assists customers at Cookies Los Angeles, which sells recreational marijuana under Proposition 64. (image:Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
Money collected through Californias marijuana taxes may fall short of the $175 million budgeted for the first six months of this year. The less-than-expected haul could force the Legislature to shelve a bill that would reduce the excise tax on pot from 15 percent to 11 percent, state officials warned Tuesday.
For the first three months of the year, the state collected $34 million in state excise taxes on cannabis. If the trend continues, revenue will be less than half of what was anticipated for the first six months, according to the Legislative Analysts Office.
Welcome to the latest edition of NORMLs Weekly Legislative Roundup
Lets talk about some new state-level developments. The Maine House of Representatives and Senate overrode Gov. Paul LePages R veto of marijuana legalization implementation legislation this week. The enactment of the legislation establishes a framework for the retail sale of marijuana to adults, but also amends numerous provisions of the 2016 voter-approved measure including those specific to home grow limits and taxation.
The New Approach Missouri medical cannabis campaign submitted 372,483 petition signa....
California Committee Approves Measure to Make Employers Treat Medical Marijuana Like Prescription Drugs
Californias Assembly Labor and Employment Committee has given approval to Assembly Bill 2069, which is designed to end employer discrimination against medical marijuana patients.
The legislative proposal titled the Medical Cannabis Worker Protections Act would force employers to treat medical marijuana the same way they do legal prescription drugs such as but not limited to opioids. Employers would be required to give reasonable accommodation to medical marijuana patients under the states Fair Employment and Housing Act.
The legislation, filed by Asemblymember Rob Bonta D along with Asemblymember Bill Quick D, was passed last week by the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee in a 5 to 1 vote.
The bill exempts employers who may be subject to f....
Californias Chalice Festival to be First to Allow On-Site Recreational Marijuana Use and Sales
Taking place July 13 to July 15, the California Chalice Festival will be the first in the state to allow recreational marijuana to be sold and consumed on-site.
The festival is slated to take place at the San Bernadino County Fairgrounds in Victorville starting July 13 and going through July 15. Launched in 2014, this years Chalice Festival will feature performances by Bassnectar, Ludacris, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Sizzla Kalonji, Curren$y, Cut Chemist, Pharcyde, and Thriftworks. LiveforLiveMusic.com notes that while past events have catered to medical marijuana users and paraphernalia aficionados, this years event will, for the first time, allow on-site marijuana consumption and purchases for adults aged 21 and older.
The Seattle Times | April 4, 2018 | SACRAMENTO, Calif.
US seizes pot-growing houses tied to China-based criminals
McGregor Scott, ,right, the United States Attorney For the Eastern District of California, flanked by FBI Special Agent in Charge Sean Ragan, discusses the months-long investigation that led to the law enforcement.. (image:AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Hundreds of federal and local law-enforcement agents have seized roughly 100 Northern California houses purchased with money wired to the United States by a Chinese-based crime organization and used to grow massive amounts of marijuana illegally.
Hundreds of federal and local law enforcement agents have seized roughly 100 Northern California houses purchased with money wired to the United States by a Chinese-based crime organization and used to grow massive amounts of marijuana illegally, authorities said Wednesday.
The raids culminated a monthslong investigation focusing on dozens of Chinese nationals who bought homes in seven counties. Most of the buyers were in the country legally and were not arrested as authorities investigate if they were indebted to the gang and forced into the work, U.S. Attorney McGregor S....
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