California – State Has Message For The State’s New Legal Pot Industry: Pay Your Taxes

Los Angeles Times by Patrick McGreevy November 20, 2017 California’s shift to legal sales of marijuana for recreational use hits a milestone Monday when the state begins issuing tax permits to marijuana distributors. State regulators estimate the California market could Continue reading California – State Has Message For The State’s New Legal Pot Industry: Pay Your Taxes

Arkansas – The “Arkansas Medical Marijuana Special Privilege Tax Of 2017” Goes Into Effect July 1, 2017

SALT Report 3902 – Arkansas Act 1098 levies a privilege tax on usable Medical Marijuana sold by a cultivation facility, dispensary, or other marijuana business.  Those businesses licensed by the Alcohol Beverage Control must collect and remit the special privilege Continue reading Arkansas – The “Arkansas Medical Marijuana Special Privilege Tax Of 2017” Goes Into Effect July 1, 2017

California – Medical Cannabis Tax Exemption Has Begun

SALT Report 3890 – The November 8, 2016 passage of Proposition 64 (The Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act) exempts certain sales of medical marijuana from sales and use tax. Sales of medical cannabis to those who Continue reading California – Medical Cannabis Tax Exemption Has Begun

California – Vote to Legalize Marijuana on November Ballot

SALT Report 3827 – Sales of both recreational pot and medical marijuana initially would be subject to a 15 percent excise tax. Cities and counties would retain the right to prohibit pot-related businesses and to impose their own fees and Continue reading California – Vote to Legalize Marijuana on November Ballot

Oregon – Oregon’s Recreational Pot Shoppers Adjust to 25 Percent Sales Tax

http://www.oregonlive.com – Noelle Crombie – January 11, 2016 “On Jan. 1, after a three-month tax holiday, Oregon imposed a 25 percent sales tax on recreational marijuana sales. The tax will eventually be replaced with a 17 percent state tax once the Continue reading Oregon – Oregon’s Recreational Pot Shoppers Adjust to 25 Percent Sales Tax

California – New Cannabis Industry Tracking System Among New Tax Laws Effective January 1

SALT Report 3754 – New tax laws, effective Jan. 1, 2016, enhance the California State Board of Equalization’s (BOE) ability to protect taxpayers and allow for ongoing administration of taxes that help pay for important state and local services such Continue reading California – New Cannabis Industry Tracking System Among New Tax Laws Effective January 1

Colorado – Boulder marijuana sales tax revenues on the rise

“But when it comes to marijuana, the percentage leaps are more spectacular. Together, medical and recreational marijuana make up 2.21 percent of the sales tax revenue collected by the city. That’s a total for this year through May of $1,932,108.” Continue reading Colorado – Boulder marijuana sales tax revenues on the rise

Colorado – Marijuana Sales Tax Holiday

Salt Report 3674 – Due to an obscure provision in the Colorado Taxpayer Bill of Rights, Colorado will be offering a one-time sales tax holiday for marijuana. This one time holiday will be held on September 16, 2015. Further Information: Continue reading Colorado – Marijuana Sales Tax Holiday

Colorado – Sales Tax on Recreational Marijuana in the First Year

Salt Report 3562 – The release of December sales taxes gave Colorado its first full calendar year of the taxes from recreational pot sales, which began Jan. 1, 2014. In the first year of recreational marijuana sales, Colorado collected $43,887,483 Continue reading Colorado – Sales Tax on Recreational Marijuana in the First Year

Alaska – “An Act to Tax and Regulate the Production, Sale, and Use of Marijuana” Passed

SALT Report 3524 – On November 4, 2014, recreational use of marijuana was legalized by a majority vote that approved Ballot Measure 2, An Act To Regulate the Production, Sale, and Use of Marijuana.  “The bill would impose a $50 Continue reading Alaska – “An Act to Tax and Regulate the Production, Sale, and Use of Marijuana” Passed