The increased tax rate is expected to generate about $1.5 million in additional revenue a year for the city.
The measure is intended to restrict dispensaries that federal prosecutors say had grown out of control in California, where voters first supported legalizing cannabis to treat illness in 1996.
This comes after the Los Angeles City Council voted this week to shut down pot clubs in the city.
San Jose is expected to rescind an ordinance Tuesday that was passed last year regulating medical marijuana collectives. The city’s hand is being forced by a successful referendum.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors Tuesday is poised to send a message to the federal government about medical marijuana by considering a resolution in support of medicinal cannabis dispensaries.
Medical marijuana grows and illegal pot fields have become a major problem in Sonoma County, according to some residents, and the Board of Supervisors is now looking sweeping changes to laws applying to marijuana dispensaries.
Federal prosecutors have launched a crackdown on pot dispensaries in California, warning the stores that they must shut down in 45 days or face criminal charges and confiscation of their property even if they are operating legally under the state’s 15-year-old medical marijuana law.
The San Jose City Council Tuesday approved a motion that would limit the city’s medical marijuana collectives to 10, taking another step forward in a prolonged and convoluted regulation process.
A group of San Jose city council members is pushing a proposal that would limit the number of pot clubs operating in the city.
Santa Clara County law enforcement officials have at least suspended any future raids of medical marijuana dispensaries.