Is There a Maine Marijuana Tax?

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  • #12866

    Chief wanna dubbie
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    Is there a tax in Maine, and if so, how much is it?

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    GZ
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    There is a Marijuana tax in Maine. HP0868 LD 1229 states that the marijuana cultivation facility has to pay an excise tax of $50 per ounce once it sells the marijuana to a marijuana retail facility or a marijuana product manufacturing facility. However there is an exemption. the tax may not be levied on marijuana if it was sold by a non profit dispensaries to someone who is a primary caregiver of a qualified patient or to the qualified patient.

  • #13102

    payme
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    Maine currently does not have a marijuana tax. But for the 2016 ballot there will be a vote to legalize amounts of 2.5 ounces or smaller to be sold in retail stores and be taxed at a tax of 10%. Maine’s secretary of state, Matt Dunlap, is the one pushing for this.

  • #13103

    SpaceMonk
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    There is indeed a marijuana tax in Maine. While marijuana is not fully legal in Maine, it can be purchased for medical purposes. Under state law, each patient can buy up to 5 ounces of marijuana per month. The tax rate upon it is the same flat sales tax rate for everything in Maine – 5 percent. A ballot measure to make marijuana fully legal and tax it will go to voters in November 2016.

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