Desert Hot Springs reduces cannabis cultivation tax to $10.20

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Desert Hot Springs officials have voted to lower the city’s cannabis cultivation tax rate in an effort to keep the city’s competitiveness as the cannabis industry expands throughout California. 

It was one of the first cities in California to allow medical marijuana cultivation within its limits, but other cities, offering lower tax rates, have since opened their borders to the  cultivation industry. 

Desert Hot Springs’ current tax rate is $25.50-per-square-foot for the first 3,000 square feet, then $10.20-per-square-foot for each square foot over 3,000 square feet. Its $25.50 rate is among the highest in Southern California. 

Article excerpt from the Palm Springs Desert Sun, Published 6:00 a.m. PT Feb. 5, 2021 by Erin Rode

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