City of Richmond Marijuana Tax, Measure V (November 2010)

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

Measure V levied a 5% tax on gross sales receipts of marijuana. Richmond had several medical marijuana dispensaries and had acted to cap the number of marijuana dispensaries in the city at 3. The tax would apply to the product they sell. The tax would also have applied to recreational marijuana sold in the city if Proposition 19 had been approved by the state's voters on November 2.[2]

A simple majority vote was required for approval.

Election results

Measure V
Approveda Yes 18,050 78.38%
These final, certified results are from the Contra Costa County elections office.


The Green Remedy Collective, a marijuana dispensary located near Hilltop Mall in Richmond, supported Measure V. Darrin Parle, director of the Green Remedy Collective, said, "Medicinal cannabis is legal in California and many other cities are now taxing and regulating it. It's time that Richmond begins to benefit from the taxation opportunities of medical cannabis."[3]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Measure V: Shall an ordinance be adopted to amend the Richmond Business License Tax to provide that every person engaged in a marijuana business pay a general business license tax of five percent (5%) of its gross receipts?[4]

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