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Medical Marijuana Cultivation Tax

Every medical marijuana collective, cooperative, dispensary, operator, establishment, provider or other type of entity legally cultivating medical marijuana in the City of Desert Hot Springs, in accordance with permits issued pursuant to Ordinance No. 552 and Ordinance No. 553, shall pay to the City for the space utilized in connection with the cultivation of marijuana for medical use an annual tax of $25 per square foot for the first 3,000 square feet, and then $10 per square foot for the remaining space utilized in connection with the cultivation of marijuana for medical use.

Space utilized in connection with the cultivation of medical marijuana (“Space”) shall mean any space or ground, floor or other surface area (whether horizontal or vertical) which is used during the marijuana germination, seedling, vegetative, pre-flowering, flowering and harvesting phases, including without limitation any space used for activities such as growing, planting, seeding, germinating, lighting, warming, cooling, aerating, fertilizing, watering, irrigating, topping, pinching, cropping, curing or drying marijuana or any such space used for storing any products, supplies or equipment related to any such activities, no matter where such storage may take place or such storage space may be located.

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