Voters favoring Santa Barbara County cannabis tax

Posted at 9:46 PM, Jun 05, 2018

Initial returns on Tuesday show Measure T, a cannabis tax for businesses in Santa Barbara County, looking likely to pass.

As of 9:30 p.m., "yes" votes made up 77 percent of the vote. The measure needs a simple majority to pass.

Measure T would place a one percent tax on cannabis nurseries and distributors, a three percent tax on manufacturers, a four percent tax on cultivators, and a six percent tax on retailers and micro businesses within unincorporated areas of the county. If passed, it’s expected to raise $5 million to $25 million per year.

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