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.
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.
- 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.
| Measure V|
| 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
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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.
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?
- ↑ San Francisco Chronicle, "Oakland council puts parcel tax on ballot," July 27, 2010
- ↑ Oakland North, "Council approves four initiatives for November city ballot," July 27, 2010
- ↑ CBS 5, "Dellums Urges Passage Of OPD Parcel Tax," July 27, 2010
- ↑ San Francisco Chronicle, "One Year Later: How will Oakland's fall election impact the city, OPD?," September 23, 2010
- ↑ Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.