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  1. Terrapinzflyer
    LOS ANGELES -- Cash-strapped Los Angeles is considering joining other cities in charging tax on medical marijuana.

    The City Council is scheduled Tuesday to consider putting a tax measure on the ballot next March.

    Councilwoman Janice Hahn says it would be $50 for every $1,000 that medical marijuana collectives receive. She tells City news Service that the tax could bring in $3 million to $5 million a year.

    However, the city's legal advisers don't like the idea. They say Los Angeles would be taxing businesses that the state classifies as nonprofit -- and thus non-taxable -- and federal law still considers illegal.

    But Hahn notes San Jose, Sacramento and other cities already have such taxes

    November 16, 2010
    http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_16626999?nclick_check=1

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