No Pot Tax Increase for L.A.’s November Ballot After All

The Los Angeles City Council has reversed a controversial decision to place a 1 percent cannabis tax increase on the November ballot. 

City leaders estimate the tax would have raised approximately $30 million in revenue per year. They experienced immediate blowback from industry groups who say cannabis taxes are already too high, driving consumers to the black market.

The city says it will focus on stepping up enforcement measures and improving its department of cannabis regulation instead.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 04:43

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