Open House to Discuss Cannabis Taxation

Author: Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector
Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 11:53 AM

Jim Erb, the County Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector (ACTTC), announced an open house to invite public discussion on Thursday, November 30th from 6 PM - 8 PM in the County Board of Supervisors Chambers.


Jim Erb, the County Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector (ACTTC), announced an open house to invite public discussion on Thursday, November 30th from 6 PM - 8 PM in the County Board of Supervisors Chambers.

The Board of Supervisors is expected to finalize County regulations on the licensing of cannabis businesses at a special session on Monday, November 27th. However, the issue of cannabis business taxation is expected to be taken up in January, 2018.

“My office will be introducing a proposed ordinance that would place the issue of cannabis taxation on the June 2018 ballot. Before we do that, we want the opportunity to take input from the public and other interested parties,” said Erb. The goal, said Erb, is to make sure that the cannabis tax will generate enough revenue to cover the costs of legalized cannabis without reducing funding levels for other vital County services.

In November, 2016, California voters approved the introduction of adult-use cannabis. California voters had previously approved the medical use of cannabis in 1996.

If you have questions about the open house, please contact Justin Cooley at jcooley@co.slo.ca.us or at (805) 781-5852.