Cannabis Initiative

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Date(s) - Wednesday, May 4, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa

Cannabis Initiative

Fiona Ma was elected to the State Board of Equalization (SBOE) on November 4, 2014 with 68% of the vote. She represents 23 counties and ten million Californians. She is the first woman CPA to serve on the SBOE since the board formed in 1879 and recently became its Chairwoman. It is the only elected tax board in America.

As Chair of the SBOE, Ms. Ma is working hard to promote a culture of fairness, efficiency and respect for California’s taxpayers and businesses. She is aggressively combatting the underground economy which deprives California of approximately $8.5 billion in tax revenue. In her first year as a Board Member, Ms. Ma launched an outreach effort through her district offices that significantly decreased the number of cannabis dispensaries operating without proper permits or collecting taxes.

This week she will speak to the cannabis initiative coming up, its tax implications, and what else may result in its passage.

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