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LA may step up fight against illegal marijuana businesses

The Los Angeles City Council is looking into tactics it can use to close more illegal marijuana businesses. (AP Photo/John Locher, File) LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council moved forward Tuesday with developing new tactics aimed at closing down illegal marijuana businesses, including having them barricaded or padlocked, imposing escalating fines on their employees and shutting off utilities.

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Can pot save the pumpkin farm?

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. J ohn Muller steered his tractor left onto Main Street, four Atlantic Giant pumpkins in tow, and thousands of people at the pumpkin parade screamed with delight. But there were many others, spread throughout the festival that day, who feared the famous farmer had led the city down an uncertain path, demanding changes that couldn’t be undone and attempting to enrich himself in the process.

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From cannabis to sales taxes, here are the ballot measures facing North County voters

When North County voters go to the polls on Nov. 6, they’ll cast ballots for a series of local measures in Paso Robles and Atascadero. Residents in both cities will consider cannabis business taxes. Neither Paso Robles nor Atascadero currently allows dispensaries, and city officials want to be able to collect money before permitting such businesses.

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Marijuana Legalization Could Generate $175 Million In New Michigan Taxes

EAST LANSING – If passed on November 6, Proposal 18-1 that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana would generate between $81 million and $175 million in additional sales and excise tax revenues in 2023, which is when the market would likely reach maturity.

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Understanding Missouri Prop C, the medical marijuana initiative

ST. LOUIS – One of the medical marijuana initiatives on the ballot for voters is Proposition C. Supporters say the ordinance is long overdue and will provide people suffering from medical conditions with easy and affordable access to medical marijuana. they say prop c provides the best situation on all fronts.

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Sales Tax Slice: Will Sales Taxes Harsh the Mellow for Marijuana Cultivators?

Oct 26, 2018 / by Sales Tax Slice: Will Sales Taxes Harsh the Mellow for Marijuana Cultivators? On Oct. 17, 2018, Canada became the second country in the world to legalize recreational marijuana. While the United States still criminalizes marijuana at the federal level, nine states have legalized marijuana for recreational use, according to Aaron Nicodemus in the Daily Tax Report (subscription required).

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Editorial: Oroville sales tax the best of two bad options

The financial picture is dire for Oroville city government. The city’s finance director has mentioned the possibility of bankruptcy. Sitting city councilors talk about unincorporating. The Butte County Grand Jury investigated and called Oroville “a city in turmoil.” The Oroville City Council has placed two tax measures on the Nov. 6 ballot in an attempt to address the incessant budget cutting.

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Missouri Has 3 Medical Marijuana Measures. Here’s How to Vote Strategically

click to enlarge If you’re looking for the elegant simplicity of democracy, the November 6 Missouri election is not it. It is instead a rolling party bus containing one of the most closely watched Senate races in the country, ballot measures to raise the minimum wage and redraw statehouse districts, and on top of all that, three separate measures to legalize medical marijuana.

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