March 12, 2020
September 5, 2019
In announcing the latest charge, state Revenue Commissioner Cynthia Bauerly said the tax law “is a tool that the [Minnesota Department of Revenue] and law enforcement can use to get illegal and harmful products off the streets. This tax charge should serve as a deterrent to anyone smuggling or selling illegal controlled substances in Minnesota.”
The City Council voted 4-2 in mid-March to give final approval to the law that will reduce a 6% gross receipt tax to 1% on all distribution, manufacturing, research and development of legal marijuana, and will eliminate the tax for testing. The law goes into effect April 16.