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If you live in the Bay Area, it's likely you'll be voting on a cannabis tax this November

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Angela Johnston
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There are a handful of cannabis taxes on Bay Area ballots this November

 

This November, voters in a handful of cities around the Bay Area will be voting on cannabis taxes.

The state already taxes registered cannabis businesses with sales taxes, excise taxes, and cultivation taxes. Generally, these measures, if they pass, would allow the cities and in some cases, counties to start collecting additional taxes on cannabis-related businesses.

 

They’re in San Francisco, Oakland, Morgan Hill, Santa Clara, even Half Moon Bay — they all have to do with taxing what is now legal cannabis businesses. But, location to location they’re very different.

KALW’s election coordinator Angela Johnston has more.