“Now is the time to call on your Assembly member to oppose AB 2243.
The bill is both ill-advised and premature. This November, Californians will be voting on The Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), which would tax marijuana for BOTH adult and medical use along similar lines as AB 2243. If Californians approve AUMA, AB 2243 is moot.
If not, AB 2243 will leave California with an unsustainably high tax on medical-only marijuana. The proposed tax amounts to some 10% above and beyond existing local and sales taxes.
This is unreasonably high for many medically needy patients. Medical providers already face burdensome new costs and regulations under MMRSA; additional taxes will further discourage compliance and encourage diversion to the illicit, unregulated adult-use market.”