October 21, 2021

Denver pot taxes are high. Two ballot measures would increase them

Recreational marijuana users in Denver pay some of the highest taxes in the nation — and it's only going to get more expensive if voters approve two November ballot measures.
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October 20, 2021

Berkeley Police Department awarded grant from CA Highway Patrol’s cannabis tax fund

The Berkeley Police Department was awarded a grant in July from the Cannabis Tax Fund Grant Program, operated by the California Highway Patrol, or CHP, to fund additional training, education and enforcement initiatives related to impaired driving.
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October 19, 2021

Clark County will give $2M annually in cannabis tax revenue to help homeless

Clark County commissioners approved a measure to give up to $2 million in cannabis industry sales tax revenue annually to help the homeless population.
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October 13, 2021

Nevada Sold More Than $1 Billion In Marijuana In One Year, Officials Report

Nevada retailers sold more than $1 billion in medical and recreational marijuana over a one-year period, state officials announced on Wednesday.
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October 8, 2021

Should Tax Policy Play a Role in Tobacco Harm Reduction?

Following the release of the House Democrats’ proposed Build Back Better Act, federal tobacco and nicotine taxation has been a hot topic in the United States. In an effort to raise roughly $100 billion, the House proposal would double cigarette taxes and increase all other tobacco and nicotine taxes to comparable rates—a strategy with severe unintended consequences.
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October 8, 2021

King George's tax on cigarettes produces slightly less than expected

For years, King George County officials have wondered how many packs of cigarettes have been sold within their borders, particularly from the many tobacco outlets that dot the landscape on U.S. 301 north of Dahlgren.
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October 7, 2021

Big Tobacco comes out swinging against Biden’s Build Back Better bill

Democrats want to pay for Biden’s agenda with a tax on cigarettes. Now, trade associations supported by tobacco giants are pushing back.
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October 6, 2021

New California Vape Taxes Will Put the Squeeze on Synthetic Nicotine

On October 4, Governor Gavin Newsom approved a 12.5 percent excise tax on vaping products in California.
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October 5, 2021

Gov. Newsom Approves 12.5 Percent Tax to Curtail Vaping Products Among Teenagers

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 395 into law on Oct. 4 to impose an additional excise tax on the retail cost of vaping products on top of the existing wholesale tax.
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October 4, 2021

California will impose new vaping tax to curb teen use, fund public health programs

Amid concern over widespread teen vaping, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday approved a new 12.5% excise tax on electronic cigarettes to be paid by California consumers to boost public health and education programs.
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