San Leandro’s early cannabis tax revenues look promising, but there’s a push to lower the rate

San Leandro's early projections that the cannabis industry would bring roughly $500,000 in new annual tax revenues have largely failed to materialize. One big reason is the inability of its three permitted cannabis dispensaries to actual open shop. Last January, the first of the three dispensaries went into operation near the Kaiser Permanente building. The … Continue reading San Leandro’s early cannabis tax revenues look promising, but there’s a push to lower the rate

San Leandro: Cannabis tax rate may stay put for another year

San Leandro's cannabis industry has failed to gain a foothold nearly four years after approving its first medical cannabis dispensary. The first dispensary to open, actually the third permit given by the city, only opened earlier this year. Three years ago, voters gave the city permission to begin taxing cannabis sales and a schedule was … Continue reading San Leandro: Cannabis tax rate may stay put for another year

San Leandro may reset cannabis tax schedule

In early 2017, the San Leandro City Council approved a tiered schedule for taxing cannabis sales that gradually increases to eight percent by 2021. But as San Leandro's tax rate is set to increase from six percent to seven percent on July 1, the city may choose to reset the clock on the tax regimen … Continue reading San Leandro may reset cannabis tax schedule

San Leandro is showing interest for allowing retail adult use cannabis

San Leandro city staff is also recommending an expiration date for its two unopened permitted dispensaries.

San Leandro mayor voices displeasure with Harborside, accuses them of sitting on cannabis permit

When a report by a San Leandro oversight committee on new revenues from three recent tax-generating measures was released last week, there was a glaring zero next to Measure NN, the cannabis business tax approved by voters in 2016. A week before, during a council discussion on the possibility of the city's placing another tax … Continue reading San Leandro mayor voices displeasure with Harborside, accuses them of sitting on cannabis permit