Marijuana Facts

Assemblyman Mike Gipson Offers Tax Penalty Amnesty Bill For Pot Shops

CALIFORNIA: Assemblyman Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson) has revised a bill in the waning days of the legislative session so that it would grant amnesty from tax penalties to medical marijuana dispensary operators who have not paid taxes.

The gut-and-amend, in which Gipson removed old bill language on another topic and replaced it with his new proposal, was done on Friday, with a week left before the Legislature adjourns for the year.

Gipson said in his amendment that federal law does not recognize the legality of California’s medical marijuana law.