Yolo County, Calif., Supervisors Voice Support for Cannabis Tax

Supervisors appeared to reach some consensus Tuesday on plans for a cannabis tax to be placed on the June ballot.

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January 10, 2018
The Davis Enterprise
News State by State: California

WOODLAND — Yolo County supervisors appeared to reach some consensus Tuesday on the future of commercial cultivation of medicinal cannabis, including plans for a cannabis tax to be placed on the June ballot.

The board seemed to be at an impasse at its final meeting in December when only two supervisors were willing to move ahead with a tax.

Supervisors had previously inserted a poison pill in the county’s interim ordinance on medical cannabis, requiring voters to pass a cannabis tax or the ordinance would sunset at the end of 2018.

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But with only Supervisors Jim Provenza of Davis and Oscar Villegas of West Sacramento in support of a tax at the December meeting, the whole ordinance—as well as the fate of the county’s 70 permitted growers—appeared to be in jeopardy.

That changed Tuesday during a workshop in Woodland where Supervisors Don Saylor of Davis and Duane Chamberlain of the rural 5th District expressed a willingness to move forward with a tax measure.

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