This comes after the San Jose City Council approved strict new regulations this week, limiting where dispensaries can operate.
The increased tax rate is expected to generate about $1.5 million in additional revenue a year for the city.
Three San Jose City Council members plan to propose an ordinance on Wednesday that would give the city the power to shut down medical marijuana dispensaries that skip out on their taxes.
They want more options when it comes to how to handle businesses that aren’t paying their fair share.
Two of three suspects, who targeted a San Jose pot club on Labor Day, were behind bars following a brazen daytime armed robbery.
This comes after the Los Angeles City Council voted this week to shut down pot clubs in the city.
A bill aimed at bringing order to California’s medical marijuana economy has cleared its first legislative hurdle.
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.
Solano County voters Tuesday appear to have elected mostly incumbents and a few newcomers to various city councils and approved a local measure that imposes a tax on marijuana businesses to provide for city services while defeating a measure that would have raised a citywide sales tax.
San Jose’s mayor is calling for an increase in the city’s tax on medical marijuana dispensaries to fund a special election on the city’s pot regulations.