Everyone loves to hate them. But we pay them because we know they keep the roads paved and the schools open. Not in Red Bluff, but definitely in other places.
Right now Red Bluff has some intensely crumbling infrastructure and seriously struggling programs and citizens. The two aren’t unrelated.
Cannabis Taxes won’t save Red Bluff; but they’ll definitely save one piece at a time.
Cannabis offers massive tax revenues for the City. In addition to the standard sales take applied, the State gives the city a portion of the 15% Excise tax that the businesses here would pay. That’s a lot of money for roads, replacing the pleasant sewage facilities on Main st and more. Most cities end up with paved roads, funded youth programs and funded police. Between the enormous Grants and consistently rising tax revenues; the City profits majorly.
Yes, the City could choose to continue using money for mostly undisclosed salary increases and expensive office write off’s or consultants that coincidentally have major ties to key officials. But, Cannabis taxes can be easily traced and accounted for. They can also be written into law so that the money can only be used for very specific things, like roads, or education etc. These taxes are big, and just enough to pull Red Bluff up from it’s knees. We can stand proud again, and Cannabis is a major step on the way.