A special election would cost up to $450,000.
Oakland already taxes medical marijuana and other Northern California cities are considering similar measures.
In May, Long Beach voted to regulate the collectives. And supporters of the tax reason that since alcohol and cigarettes are already taxed, it makes sense to tax medical marijuana.
/*Proposition 19*/ would legalize marijuana use for recreation.
Critics of the proposed tax say medical marijuana patients would be unfairly targeted.