Cannabis News Box

Cannabis tax slashed in Berkeley, more cities predicted to do the same

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 28, 2018

Just last week, a measure to reduce the local cannabis tax in Berkeley, California from 10 percent to 5 percent was approved by Berkeley City Council, making the recreational tax rate in city lower than anywhere else in the state. The aim of this move is to retain local businesses and the tax cut is expe...

Berkeley, California becomes the nation’s first social cannabis “sanctuary city”

Berkeley, California becomes the nation's first social cannabis

February 20, 2018

Last week, the Berkeley city council voted unanimously to become a sanctuary city for social cannabis – the first of its kind. What does a cannabis sanctuary city entail? City employees and agencies will be prohibited from using their resources to assist the enforcement of federal cannabis laws...