City of Oakland Tax on Marijuana, Measure V (November 2010)

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A City of Oakland Tax on Marijuana Measure V ballot proposition was on the November 2, 2010 ballot for voters in the City of Oakland in Alameda County. It was approved.[1]

The marijuana tax established the following:

  • Tax medical marijuana dispensaries, growers and other processors 5% in addition to other taxes they already are assessed. Medical marijuana sales in Oakland were taxed at the rate of 1.8% before Measure V.[2]
  • Tax recreational marijuana sales at 10%, if Proposition 19 was approved.

It was anticipated that the city would realize $2.8 million a year in revenue from the marijuana tax.[3]

Election results

Measure V
Approveda Yes 74,413 70.49%
These final, certified results are from the Alameda County elections office.


Measure V was supported by mayoral candidate and current City Councilwomen Jean Quan.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

Other tax measures on the Oakland ballot were Measure BB, Measure X, Measure L and Measure W. Oakland voters will also be impacted by Measure F.[4]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Measure V: Shall the Oakland Municipal Code be amended to increase the business tax rate for “Medical Cannabis Businesses” from $18 per $1,000 of gross receipts to $50 per $1,000 of gross receipts, and creating a new “Non-Medical Cannabis Business Tax” of $100 per $1,000 of gross receipts, with all proceeds placed in the City’s General Fund to be used for any governmental purpose?[5]

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