Cali BIPOC Cannabis Operators Rally in Sacramento to Request Tax Relief

According to High Times, BIPOC marijuana business operators were congregated at the steps leading to the California capitol to protest the state’s high cannabis taxes and demand changes to California’s social equity regulations.

Image from High Times / Amber Senter / Courtesy of Supernova Women

A group of cannabis-licensed business owners gathered on the steps leading to the California capitol on Thursday, bringing attention to the negative impact that the high taxes on cannabis have on entrepreneurs who are self-employed. The rally, staged in protest of the state budget plan that was announced by Gov. Gavin Newsom last month, was held by Supernova Women, an Oakland non-profit that seeks to enhance accessibility to Black and Brown people working in the cannabis sector.

The event featured over fifty marijuana business owners, customers, and policymakers that are Black, Indigenous, or people of color (BIPOC). These individuals came together to advocate for a range of modifications in the cannabis laws of California. laws which include the elimination of the tax on cannabis that excise certified social equity companies.

Louis Levey is the Content Success Manager and Founder at No Strings Content. He's passionate about helping cannabis businesses use content to attract, educate, and convert audiences. His hometown is Boca Raton, Florida, but he currently lives and works remotely in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *