San Diego supervisors set county’s lowest cannabis tax rates

Written by on January 27, 2023

Cannabis dispensaries in San Diego’s backcountry will pay some of the lowest taxes on such businesses in the county, after the Board of Supervisors set tax rates they said would allow the businesses to compete with those in neighboring cities.

On Tuesday, the board voted 4-1 to authorize taxes on the five existing marijuana businesses in unincorporated parts of the county and any new ones. Supervisor Jim Desmond objected, saying he didn’t think the tax rates would cover costs of traffic enforcement to prevent intoxicated driving.

San Diego County voters approved a . . .

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