Louisiana: House votes down cannabis tax measure, marking likely end to legalization bid

The Louisiana House of Representatives killed a bill 47-48 Tuesday that would have taxed recreational cannabis if it were legalized, indicating the legalization effort in the state legislature is likely over this session.

House Bill 434 by Rep. Richard Nelson, a Mandeville Republican, would have applied a 15% tax to retail sales of cannabis. Under the bill, half of that tax would have gone to the state general fund, 30% would have gone to the local government where the sale was made and the rest would have gone to local law enforcement in that area.

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