City of Stockton Marijuana Tax, Measure I (November 2010)

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Measure I, a City of Stockton Tax on Marijuana Dispensaries ballot proposition was on the November 2, 2010 ballot for voters in the City of Stockton in San Joaquin County.[1] It was approved.

Measure I imposes a tax on marijuana dispensaries. Measure I includes separate tax rates, one for medical dispensaries and one for dispensaries selling marijuana for recreational use. The recreational use tax would have applied if California Proposition 19 (2010) had been approved.)[2]

  • Medical marijuana dispensaries will be taxed at the rate of $25 per $1,000 of gross receipts.
  • Recreational marijuana businesses, if Proposition 19 had been approved, would have been taxed at the rate of $100 for each $1,000 of gross receipts.

Election results

  • Yes: 35,961 (66.60%) Approveda
  • No: 18,032 (33.40%)

Election results are from the San Joaquin elections division as of November 26, 2010.


Mayor Ann Johnston and Vice Mayor Kathy Miller signed the official ballot arguments supporting Measure I.[2]


Measure I was opposed by Americans for Safe Access. This group supports taxing recreational marijuana but opposes taxing medical marijuana[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Measure I: Establish Fair Business Tax on Permitted Marijuana Sales. Shall Stockton’s Business License Tax Ordinance be amended to establish new business categories of: (1) permitted “Medical Cannabis Dispensaries” at a tax rate of $25.00 for each $1,000.00 of gross receipts; and (2) non-medical “Marijuana Businesses” at a tax rate of $100.00 for each $1,000.00 of gross receipts, for general fund revenue to mitigate impacts on City services such as police, fire and code enforcement?[3]

See also

External links


  1. Record.Net, "A Savvy Citizenry more vital than ever," July 18, 2010
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Stockton Record, "Stocktonians to decide on pot tax, fire provisions, low public housing," October 6, 2010
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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