Certainly one of Tucson’s mayoral candidates on this 12 months’s main elections is Steve Farley, a former state consultant and senator, who, in 2011, tried to impose a 300% gross sales tax on medical marijuana by way of invoice HB2557.

If the invoice had handed, the 300% tax would’ve meant {that a} “$2 joint would value $8,” Tucson Weekly reported. At present, sufferers buying medical marijuana in Tucson pay an 8.7% tax (state and metropolis).

“Because the referenced Tucson Weekly article of 2011 factors out, my invoice was an try to start out a dialogue round remedying the woefully underfunded public well being system in Arizona for behavioral and bodily well being and habit remedy,” Steve Farley instructed AZmarijuana.com. “I listened to my constituents on the time and consequently withdrew help for my very own invoice every week later. For the previous Eight years, and into the long run, I oppose further taxes on MMJ.”

Contact Steve Farley to study extra about his intentions as Tucson’s mayor.