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Berkeley Tax on Medical and Recreational Marijuana, Measure S (November 2010)

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A Berkeley Tax on Medical and Recreational Marijuana, Measure S ballot proposition was on the November 2, 2010 ballot for voters in the City of Berkeley in Alameda County, where it was approved.

Measure S imposed a 2.5% tax on medical marijuana and, if Proposition 19 had passed (which it did not), a 10% tax on recreational marijuana.[1]

Election results

Measure S
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 33,260 82.97%
No6,82517.03%
These final, certified results are from the Alameda County elections office.

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Shall a tax be authorized on medical cannabis businesses not exceeding $25 per $1000 of gross receipts phased in over two years; on nonprofit medical cannabis businesses not exceeding $25.00 per square foot for the first 3000 square feet and $10 per foot thereafter; and on non-medical cannabis businesses of $100 per $1000 gross receipts; and shall the City’s appropriations limit be increased to permit expenditure of these tax proceeds?

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