August 20, 2018 MJ Shareholders
A cannabis cultivation company is seeking $16.3 million in compensation from Calaveras County.
Golden State Herb, Inc, has filed a class action complaint against Calaveras County in regard to taxes obtained in 2017 regarding $12.3 million in Measure C taxes and $4 million-plus in fees received from cannabis cultivation businesses who participated in the County’s now obsolete Commercial Cannabis Urgency Ordinance Registration Program.
Calaveras cannabis farms were required to register with the County to be eligible for a state license when California began its regulatory program in 2018. The allegations claim that the Measure C taxes were obtained prematurely, as state law authorized local jurisdictions to collect taxes from state licensees only. The company claims that there were no state licenses in 2017 when the Measure C taxes were collected.
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