SACRAMENTO - Measures to cut the marijuana tax and create government price controls in California on health care have failed to make it through the committee stage in the state Legislature.
Here's a look at the situation:
Legislation that would have slashed taxes on legal pot for three years to entice people away from the black market failed to advance out of a key legislative committee Friday.
"Today was another big win for the black market," said Assemblyman Tom Lackey, who co-authored the measure. "All we wanted to do is to level the playing field financially."