Michigan's Marijuana Tax Revenue Would Be Gutted by Lame Duck Bill
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Michigan's Marijuana Tax Revenue Would Be Gutted by Lame Duck Bill

A bill proposed by outgoing Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof would significantly change the voter-approved recreational marijuana program in Michigan.

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December 3, 2018
MLive.com

A bill proposed by outgoing Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof, R-West Olive, would significantly change the voter-approved recreational marijuana program in Michigan, including by drastically lowering the tax revenue the state is set to receive.

Proposal 1 passed with 56 percent of the vote Nov. 6. It will take effect next week.

Meekhof, R-West Olive, introduced the bill Thursday.

In addition to lowering the tax rate from 10 percent to three percent, the bill cuts out Michigan's schools and roads from receiving tax revenue from legal marijuana. The state's six percent sales tax would still apply, said Amber McCann, Meekhof's spokeswoman.

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