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LA voters won't be asked to raise cannabis taxes in November after all

Jars of marijuana sit on a lab bench in the Cannalysis Laboratory in Santa Ana, California, June 20, 2018.
Jars of marijuana sit on a lab bench in the Cannalysis Laboratory in Santa Ana, California, June 20, 2018.
Kyle Grillot for LAist

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Last month, Los Angeles city council members decided to put a measure on the November ballot asking voters if they wanted to raise local pot taxes by another one percent.

Licensed pot shop owners — who say existing taxes are already driving their customers to the illegal market — weren't happy. This week, the city council doubled back, pulling the ballot measure.