Marijuana tax cut could be in jeopardy as revenue lags behind budget projections

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select a date. Press the question mark key to get the keyboard shortcuts for changing dates. Money collected through California’s marijuana taxes may fall short of the $175 million budgeted for the first six months of this year. The less-than-expected haul could force the Legislature to shelve a bill that would reduce the excise tax on pot from 15% to 11%, state officials warned Tuesday. For the first three months of the year, the state collected $34 million in state excise taxes on cannabis. If the trend continues, revenue will be less than half of what was anticipated for the first six months, according to the Legislative Analyst’s Office. Marijuana tax cut could be in jeopardy as revenue lags behind budget projections

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