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.
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.