The county supervisors in Tulare County, California have tabled a vote on the fee for medical marijuana identification cards until next week, in order to have time to clarify some of the issues in the proposal.
At issue is a $168 fee for medical marijuana cards that was requested by officials from the Health and Human Services Agency, along with a series of other fees and fee increases, but during yesterday’s meeting of the county supervisors, Kevin Marks, HHSA’s director of administration said that such fees had not been approved in the past.
Supervisors Phil Cox and Steve Worthley disagreed,stating that fees had been approved, and asked for a delay on the vote.
Currently, Tulare County residents who have MMJ recommendations from their doctors are not required to obtain ID cards from the county.
After the meeting ended, Marks said that Cox and Worthley had been correct about MMJ card fees having been approved in the past, and that he had been mistaken. Still later, HHSA spokesperson Gail McCann said that there had been a fee for medical marijuana ID cards approved in 2007, at a rate of $268 each.
According to McCann, the agency’s request was meant to be a reduction of that fee to $168, not a request to impose a fee.