A Long Beach Tax on Recreational Marijuana, Measure B
ballot proposition was on the November 2, 2010 ballot
for voters in the City of Long Beach in Los Angeles County
. It was approved
but its approval is moot, since Proposition 19
Measure B imposed a 15% tax on businesses that sell recreational marijuana and a $25 tax on cultivation sites per square foot. This would have only been relevant if Proposition 19 had also passed; however, Proposition 19 failed.
Lori Ann Farrell, director of finance for the City of Long Beach, said the income generated by the marijuana tax would have helped the city's overall financial position. "Will we have to shut our libraries, or our parks and recreations facilities down? Will we have to move public safety resources from what they’re doing now to regulating these businesses because we didn’t tax at a rate that we thought was appropriate?...
We can’t control statewide what the result will be, but we can control how we handle that result."
| Measure B|
| Yes|| 74,781|| 72.78%|
- These final, certified results are from the Smartvoter.org, California, Los Angeles County elections information.
- See also: Polls, 2010 ballot measures
| Date of Poll
|| Number polled
|October 6-7, 2010
||Probolsky Research/Long Beach Post
- ↑ Long Beach Post, "Long Beach Voters Say Yes On Measures B, C And D," November 3, 2010
- ↑ Long Beach Post, " Long Beach Divided On Local Ballot Measures, Pot Tax and Vet Proposition Poised to Pass," October 12, 2010
- ↑ Southern California Public Radio, "Measure B would tax pot if voters pass Prop 19," October 11, 2010