Marijuana Tax Cut Falters in California Legislature

"Today was another big win for the black market," said Assemblyman Tom Lackey.

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May 29, 2018

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:

Marijuana tax

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."

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