In permitting cannabis to be taxed, Prop. 64 hurt MED consumers and the non-profit cannabis clubs that supported them. Senator Scott Weiner has a bill that would eliminate taxes for those who distribute marijuana compassionately. Patients would be the ultimate beneficiaries.
- Weiner introduced the bill last year, but Gov. Brown didn’t sign it. Gov. Newsom has until October 13 to do so.
- On Tuesday in Hollywood, Veterans Cannabis Group founder Aaron Augustis, Weed for Warriors Project founder Sean Kiernan, and Operation E.V.A.C. founder Ryan Miller joined State Treasurer Fiona Ma and Weedmaps Chief Operating Officer Steven Jung to discuss both the benefits of MED and the barriers to accessing.