Is There California Marijuana Tax?

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  • #12883

    julzcash
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    Is there a tax in California, and if so, how much is it?

  • #13153

    ShadowMuffin
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    California is currently considering establishing a 15% tax on medical marijuana state wide. Similarly, some municipalities, such as San Diego, are considering a city tax on medical marijuana. Local municipalities tend to tax marijuana at about 7.5%. The California Assembly has recently passed a tax bill with overwhelming support. A similar bill recently passed the senate as well.

  • #13154

    Nikhil
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    Yes, there is a tax on Marijuana in California. The tax for Marijuana differs by county in California. Overall, in California the average tax rate is 8%. In some counties it is a few percentage points lower, such as Siskiyou County which is at 7.5%. Counties overall are given the choice when it comes to tax rates for Marijuana.

  • #13155

    kkyn
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    The sales tax on pot in the state of California varies anywhere from 7.5% to 8% depending on locality. Note this is in addition to your purchase price and card fee. Vendors and dispensaries are often hit with a slew of taxes and audits as well and so unfortunately this is passed down to the consumer also. Your cheapest bet is always in less dense suburbs. Good luck

  • #18574

    kkenly89
    Keymaster

    In addition to the points already made by previous posters, if the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), also known as Proposition 64, is passed in a few weeks, recreational marijuana will likely be taxed more than medical marijuana is, which will raise prices for recreational users, but ultimately gain the state a huge boom in tax dollars that they can apply to education, infrastructure, or whatever they see fit.

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