Proposed Tax Changed As Michigan House Preps Vote On Major Medical Marijuana package

MICHIGAN: Medical marijuana dispensaries would be taxed at 3 percent, and customer patients would also pay the state’s six-percent sales tax, under legislation set for a vote Wednesday in the Michigan House.

The proposed dispensary tax was lowered from 8 percent in a substitute bill adopted by the House on Tuesday, and the medical tax would be eliminated if recreational marijuana use and taxable sales are later authorized in the state.

The three-bill package would make major changes to the state’s medical marijuana program, approved by voters in 2008. While it would not end the patient-caregiver system that allows for home growing, it would create a separate regulatory framework for medical marijuana businesses.