Measure C – Taxation of Medical Marijuana (2011)
Marti was a vocal proponent of taxing medical marijuana and developing legislation to regulate dispensaries. While there was no formal “Yes on Measure C” campaign, Marti single-handedly raised more than $10,000 to create and send one “Yes on Measure C” direct mail piece to registered voters.
By more than 70%, Vallejo voters passed Measure C allowing the City Council to tax Medical Marijuana Dispensaries (MMDs) up to 10% of their gross income. By the end of 2014, the City of Vallejo was receiving more than $1 million in special taxes from MMDs.