It is the first US city to assess such a tax, which could raise almost $300,000 in revenue next year. Opponents of the measure say it opens the door to more crime and heavier drug use.
Readers write about the debate over whether or not to legalize marijuana.
Polls suggest increased support for decriminalizing and taxing the drug, but policy may not change soon.
A raft of films has some observers citing a generational shift among filmmakers.