Los Angeles County Lawmakers Vote to Help Homeless with Cannabis Tax

potThe Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has voted 3 to 2 to give approval to an initiative that would establish a 10% tax on cannabis sales that would go towards homeless services, the Cannabist reports. The proposal now goes to a vote of the people this November.

The initiative would establish 10% tax on the gross receipts of businesses that grow or sell cannabis. This tax would apply to medical cannabis sales, but would also apply to recreational cannabis sales if voters approve the Adult Use of Marijuana Act this November. That initiative would legalize the possession and licensed distribution of cannabis for everyone 21 and older.

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Two Former California Sheriff’s Deputies Charged With Planting Guns At Cannabis Dispensary

Two former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies have been charged with multiplelacounty felonies, including conspiracy and altering evidence, in connection with planting guns inside a medical cannabis dispensary in 2011 to justify two arrests.

Julio Cesar Martinez and Anthony Manuel Paez were both booked Friday and released on $50,000 bail; they’re scheduled to be arraigned on June 17th. They’re being charged with one felony count each of conspiracy to obstruct justice as well as altering evidence as a peace officer. Martinez was also charged with two felony counts of perjury¬†and one of filing a false report.

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