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Contra Costa County vote in favor of Measure R.

Contra Costa County vote in favor of Measure R.

Voters in Contra Costa County approved the taxation and regulation of marijuana business, commonly known as Measure R.

More than 72% of the residents voted in favor of Measure R in the Tuesday mid-term elections.

Measure R allows a 4 percent tax on the total amount of money from cannabis businesses in different parts of the country, and $7 per square foot for those growing cannabis.

The county will cash in between $1.7 and $4.4 million for the county's general fund.

Those that support Measure R argue that it will help curb crime and funds raised also used in enforcing regulations on the local cannabis industry.

 

The article was first published here https://patch.com/california/pinole-hercules/2018-vote-marijuana-tax-county-ballot.

 

 

 

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Bob
Nov/06/2018

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