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Medical Marijuana Information

Note:

The City will no longer conduct Orientation Sessions for prospective Cultivation Applicants. Interested parties can view a recorded session and download information using the following links: 

At a special election held on November 4, 2014, the voters of the City of Desert Hot Springs passed and adopted the following taxes in connection with the City’s Medical Marijuana Program:

Medical Marijuana Cultivation Tax (Measure HH)
An annual tax of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per square foot for the first 3,000 square feet, and then ten dollars ($10.00) per square foot for the remaining spaced utilized in connection with the cultivation of medical marijuana.

Medical Marijuana Tax (Measure II)
A monthly 10% tax on the proceeds from the sale/provision of medical marijuana.

United States Department of Justice Memorandum
Guidance Regarding Marijuana Enforcement

United States Department of Justice Memorandum
Investigations and Prosecutions in States Authorizing the Medical Use of Marijuana

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