Two items were brought forth at this week's Calaveras County Board of Supervisors meeting on Feb. 15 calling for a temporary tax reduction on cannabis cultivation and retail. This sparked immense debate among board members and public commenters, resulting in a vote to temporarily reduce cultivation tax by 60% and the tabling of the second item for a later date. 

The two items were combined into a single submission. The prefatory statement for the items states, “This item proposes Board of Supervisors action as a response to a sharp decline in prevailing cannabis wholesale prices, and the resultant risk of business failure in the local cannabis industry. Without relief, the Division of Cannabis Control (DCC) anticipates a loss of approximately 20% to 25% of its current cannabis businesses. The DCC believes that tax relief could help reduce the loss of these businesses.”

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Danny is a writer and a Calaveras County native. He studied creative writing and marketing at San Francisco State University and has previously done work as an automotive journalist. He is happy to be back and writing about the local community.

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