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Audit Of Sacramento's Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Raises Questions

Jeff Chiu / File / AP

This Feb. 1, 2011 file photo shows medical marijuana clone plants at a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif.

Jeff Chiu / File / AP

An audit of Sacramento's Medical Marijuana dispensaries raises questions about the amount of taxes that are being paid to the City.

Jorge Oseguera is the Sacramento City Auditor. He says there are 30 active dispensary licenses.

"One of them appeared to be under-reporting by more than 50 percent of their gross receipts," says Oseguera. "Calculating that out over the course of a year, that would potentially result in an underpayment to the City of Sacramento in excess of $170,000 per year."

Oseguera also says his office randomly selected six dispensaries for audit, but performed only four. A fifth appeared to be closed. A sixth, All About Wellness, refused to allow City staff on the property.

Some of Oseguera's recommendations include a clarification of the rules for financial disclosure and enforcement options available to the City.

Capital Public Radio asked All About Wellness for comment. A man identified as a manager told us it does not "comment about stuff to media."

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