Legislation Would Grant Medical Marijuana Tax Break For Terminally Ill

CALIFORNIA:  A bill (AB 821) introduced in the Assembly aims to grant a tax break for medical marijuana sold to patients with terminal illnesses, the Sacramento Bee‘s “Capitol Alert” reports (White, “Capitol Alert,” Sacramento Bee, 3/2).

AB 821, by Assembly member Mike Gipson (D-Carson), would create a tax exemption for the medical marijuana that is purchased, stored or consumed by an individual with a terminal illness. However, purchasers would have to present an exemption certificate to the retailer to be exempted from tax on the purchase.

Exemption certificates would be available to patients or their primary caregiver “upon satisfactory proof of terminal illness.”