On the heels of a statewide cannabis tax structure reform, Tulare elected officials agreed to place a tax measure on the November ballot that could boost the coffers.
On Election Day, Tulare voters will decide whether to support a cannabis tax, maxed at 10% in the city. The measure is likely to raise prices at local dispensaries but in return, city officials say, those tax dollars will benefit the city’s infrastructure, public safety, and the unhoused crisis.
Still, some residents and business owners are concerned about the future of the local cannabis industry.
At Herb ‘N Vibes, manager Alyssa Felix, says they serve a lower income clientele and they try to make products affordable for their customers. She worries that those affordable options will no longer be available for her community.