Los Angeles Voters Asked to Tax Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

The cash-strapped city of Los Angeles is trying to create a new source of revenue by asking voters to tax medical marijuana dispensaries. Measure M, if approved, would allow to the city to collect $50 out of each $1,000 in "gross reimbursements" that dispensaries receive from their patients. That could generate $10 million a year, which the city can use to pay for basic services such police, libraries and street repairs. "This is something we cannot say 'no' to," Councilwoman Janice Hahn said. (Link to Story)

I am kind of unsure about

I am kind of unsure about this. It would be nice for the city to make money off of this as to legitimize the industry but then i can see the arguments against it as to were weed is already expensive so i understand why people don't want to pay more money for it. Really though once its legal and cheaper i wouldn't have any problem paying taxes on it. Its not very many industries that are saying "Hey we want to be taxed" so they should just make it legal and make way more money off of it. I will vote against this though just for the fact that medicine shouldn't be taxed.

TAXING NON PROFIT CLUBS WTF?

IF WE ARE GOING TO TAX NONPROFIT .START WITH THE CHURCHES THERE IS THE PLACE TO GET A HUGE AMOUNT OF TAXES.THERE IS ONLY 238 CLUBS IN LA .HOW MANY CHURCHES ARE THEY?.STOP TAXING REDUCE THE GOVERMENT SIZE THEN WE WONT NEED MORE TAXES.STOP THE WAR ON DRUGS THEN THEY WONT NEED TO SPEND MILLIONS ON STOPPING DRUGS.WEED IS NOT A DRUG IT IS A PLANT. FACE IT IF THEY LEGALIZE ALL DRUGS.DRUGGIES ARE GOING TO DO ONE OF TWO THINGS .GET SMART AND STOP OR KILL THEMSELFS ON DRUGS.

they dont like us marijuana

they dont like us marijuana users , they call us names and, think of us as scum, they arrest us,....and now all of a sudden u want our money now .....u cant see me right now janice hahn but im flipping u the bird!!!! none of my money is goin to the los angeles police department...why would I want it to..and shit 10 million dollars....u act like thats gonna do anything there just gonna throw it right back to the court system and waste more money prosecuting non violent marijuana users.....I went to court for 10 months for 1 plant and I had a medical marijuana card ....they spent almost over $100,000 to fight me and they ended up losing....people im just 1 person someone gets arrested for pot every 30 seconds think of it at that rate 10 million$ isnt shit and I aint payin more money so u can waste it Ms Hahn

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