Marijuana tax has become a hot button issue in the state of Michigan over the last year, and now the Michigan Senate has approved medical marijuana tax and regulations.
According to Local 4:
The Republican-controlled Senate voted 25-12 for a bill Thursday to require a state operating license to grow, process, sell, transport or test marijuana used for medical purposes.
Another bill clarifies that allowable marijuana includes non-smokable forms such as oils, food items and pills.
“Provisioning centers” that sell marijuana to patients or their caregivers would pay a 3 percent tax on their gross retail income.
The Senate voted nearly a year after the legislation won House approval. The House could take final votes as early as next week.