Congress needs to read between the leaves: we can provide pandemic assistance funding and begin to address the issue of mass incarceration of Black people and Latinos. All we have to do is deschedule weed.

  1. An excise tax of 15 percent when the flower is transferred or purchased from a growth cultivation facility to a retail establishment;
  2. a state sales tax of 12 percent the consumer pays when they purchase cannabis;
  3. a state sales tax of 2.9 percent on medical/retail marijuana;
  4. additional local sales taxes from the district;
  5. and licensing and annual renewal fees.

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Carli Pierson

Carli Pierson

IHRL attorney & writer. Bylines in: PBS, USA Today, Independent UK, Al Jazeera, Romper, Ravishly, & National Catholic Reporter.