The popular idea of making dough off pot has floated to Sacramento.

The Sacramento City Council voted on Tuesday to place a marijuana tax on the November ballot. The Sacramento Bee reports:

Under the measure, medical marijuana dispensaries would pay a 2 percent local business tax, on top of sales taxes they already pay. That new tax – in the form of a new category in the city’s Business Operations Tax (BOT) — would generate between $300,000 and $500,000 a year for the city’s battered general fund, which pays for cops, firefighters and parks.

The ballot measure also would tax other marijuana businesses 5 percent, should a statewide measure also pass legalizing marijuana for adults.