Tony Reed
Del Norte Triplicate

County Measure B, which will impose taxes on commercial cannabis activity, was on track to pass by a wide margin as of 9 p.m., with 62 percent of voters in favor of the measure and only 37.14 percent opposed.

The numbers changed only slightly by the final ballot results, easily surpassing the needed 50 percent margin to pass.

Now that it has passed, taxes from commercial cannabis will go into the county general fund to be spent on unrestricted general revenue purposes.

The tax is 2 to 6 percent on the gross receipts of non-medicinal cannabis retailers but would not be imposed on medicinal cannabis retailers.

For manufacturers of cannabis products, a 1 to 3 percent tax on gross receipts will apply for both medicinal and non-medicinal products.

Outdoor cultivators would pay $1 per square foot of grow space while indoor cultivators would pay $3 per square foot.

The county is on track to lift its ban on commercial cannabis activity, so that ordinances on cultivation, manufacturing and retail sales can be put on place.



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