The city stopped accepting tax applications from medical marijuana businesses last month, and a memo from the city’s finance director indicates there were slightly more than expected.
A memo sent Wednesday from Scott Johnson to the City Council states there were 102 medical marijuana businesses in San Jose as of mid-December, four more than announced at a Dec. 8 council meeting. Five days after that meeting, council held an emergency session ordering the city to stop accepting business tax applications for the sale of marijuana.
While opening dates were not given for all of the medical marijuana businesses in a directory included with Johnson’s memo, only 25 businesses were started before 2010. Six of the businesses are known cannabis dispensaries but did not acquire a business tax certificate.
A memo from the finance department, expected to be sent out in the next couple weeks, will detail the city’s plans to implement the tax beginning March 1.