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(A) The purpose of this article is to adopt a tax, for revenue purposes, pursuant to Cal. Gov’t Code, Sections 37101 and 37100.5, upon cannabis businesses that engage in business in the city. The cannabis business tax is levied based upon business gross receipts and square footage of plant canopy. It is not a sales and use tax, a tax upon income, or a tax upon real property.
(B) The cannabis business tax is a general tax enacted solely for general governmental purposes of the city and not for specific purposes. All of the proceeds from the tax imposed by this article shall be placed in the city’s general fund and be available for any legal municipal purpose.
(Ord. No. 2962)