What if every tomato plant that you grew was taxed? Or if the local farm stand was taxed per plant for the vegetables that they grow? I am not familiar entirely with the laws regarding farm stands, but I have grown my own garden before, and no one from the city came to assess it, per plant, for tax purposes.
According to the Providence Journal, RI Governor Raimondo essentially wants to tax personal and small local cannabis growers in RI, per plant, by tagging those plants. In fact, she wants to tax each and every plant not grown at a compassion center. Proposed fees are $150 per plant for growing your own medicine, and $350 dollars for caregivers who grow- for up to 5 patients. This would essentially put small local growers out of business, put personal growing to a stop, and force people to purchase their cannabis at larger centers.
Here is the article:
Whether you live in RI or not, please call the Governor’s office and let them know that this is an injustice. Remember, while this may not be YOUR home state, but it very well could be. We are one human race.
Take back your health America!
Wendy Love Edge
Phone number for the Governor’s office: 401.222.2080