BB&K Event Jan 12, 2017

Free Webinar: Taxing Marijuana Businesses - Local Gov't Authority, Limits and Possible Implications

Third in Series on Prop. 64

California voters approved Proposition 64 on Nov. 8, legalizing recreational use of marijuana. Prop. 64 promises to usher in a new era marked by growth in the recreational marijuana industry and changing attitudes toward marijuana use. This will bring new challenges and opportunities to local government, state and local regulators, and entrepreneurs and landowners with stakes in this new industry. For the past several years, Best Best & Krieger LLP has worked on the cutting edge of marijuana issues, drafting dozens of regulations and advising public agency clients in their efforts to create and enforce marijuana policies. Now, BB&K is providing a webinar series to map out this brave new world.
 
Taxing Marijuana Businesses - Local Government Authority, Limits, and Possible Implications
 
In this third installment of BB&K's marijuana webinar series, attorneys Scott Smith and Ashley Ratliff will discuss the unique limits and implications associated with imposing local taxes on marijuana businesses. As local governments continue to grapple with whether to permit or regulate marijuana businesses within their jurisdictions, an important follow-up question is whether, and how, to properly impose local taxes on those businesses. We will discuss how to place tax measures on the local ballot, the applicable limits and exemptions for imposing local taxes on medical and non-medical marijuana businesses in light of Prop. 64, and local policy issues to consider moving forward.
 
Who Should Attend:

  • Elected officials
  • City managers
  • Finance directors
  • City staff at all levels who may be involved in permitting, enforcement or policy
  • City staff at all levels who may be involved in economic development or finance
  • Entrepreneurs hoping to enter the marijuana industry
 

When:
Thursday, Jan. 12
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. PST
 
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Materials:
Taxing Marijuana Businesses - Local Government Authority, Limits, and Possible Implications
To view a recording of the webinar, click here.
 
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