The Long Beach City Council this week moved forward with a proposal to add a local tax to medical marijuana sales. The body voted 8-1 to hold a public hearing on whether the matter should be put before LBC voters in November.

The proposal would place a 5 percent tax on sales. The city Berkeley and Sacramento in considering such a tax in tough economic times. But …

… As we reported Wednesday, if the state proposition (19) to fully legalize marijuana passes — it will be on the same November ballot — the price of weed will plummet by as much as 80 percent, according to a new RAND study.

And that means there would be less green coming into to cities like Long Beach.

LA Weekly