MEDICAL PATIENTS TO PAY 25% LESS FOR WEED IN CALI - 2018
There's a way around the 2018 California Weed tax fiasco, by owning a medical card, users can save 25% or more.
"Guys, don't worry. There's a way around the tax fiasco - that is - if you have a symptom or a condition that qualifies you as a tax exempt medical marijuana patient, a legal remedy available for California's marijuana smokers. By owning a medical card, users can save up to 25% in tax savings."
While taxes on recreational marijuana include state imposed and sales taxes, medical marijuana is exempt from the sales tax. Having a medical marijuana card has other benefits, such as access to special strains in certain areas.
Recreational marijuana taxes are projected to be 45% in many jurisdictions in Cali. There are rumblings that the tax might even be as high as 60%, but hopefully that is just a local pipe dream. Meanwhile, the under the current laws and taking into account the various official statements, medical patients will pay about 30% less for their marijuana come 2018.
This means that if you suffer from anxiety, stress, insomnia, or a serious disease, and you smoke marijuana, you want to consult with your doctor and ask him if you can qualify for a recommendation. This process may also be completed online through Telemedicine, a process encouraged by the Medical Board of California.
"The state plans to treat the new system similar to liquor sales - by permitting persons aged 21 and up to acquire as much as an ounce of cannabis and legally grow up to six plants at their place of residence."
Approximate tax breakdown, r some such maseration thereof, not yet set in stone
24% state tax
10% local sales taxes
10% + gross receipts, large operations
Cannabis growers taxed $9.25 per ounce for flower, and $2.75 per ounce for leaves
The state will also issue temporary licenses at the start of the new year as part of the revised method which will govern the retail regulation of the drug. If businesses fail to obtain a license by the start of each period, governments will not collect their portion of the revenue. However, under the state's multi-billion dollar industry, it's difficult to determine what the outcome may be.
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
"Businesses in the area 'will pay a tax ranging from 1% to 20% of gross receipts, or $1 to $50 per square foot of marijuana plants.'" - CNN Money (they're going broke!)
"It's a matter of life and death": Mother grows her own...
"If taxes increase the price of cannabis beyond a certain point, the legal market becomes less competitive than the illicit market." - John Kagia, analyst for New Frontier Data within the industry.
"If taxes increase the price of cannabis beyond a certain point, the legal market becomes less competitive than the illicit market."John Kagia
"Then consumers become less likely to make the transition from the illicit market to the legal market." - Kagia
"California's black markets for cannabis were well established long before its voters legalized cannabis in November 2016 and are expected to dominate post-legalization production," the Fitch Report.
"Tax on legal recreational marijuana could be as much as 45 per cent when sales kick off in California in January 2018" I did find out medical cardholders will pay less of an increase, at about 20%. Whew." - Reddit
"Once the law is implemented on January 1 2018,taxes on recreational-use can be more than 60%. According to the new rules by the California authorities, the recreational users will have to even get less amount of THC and less quantity of cannabis even. Moreover if you have a medical card, you are saving almost 25% taxes on various products and you can grow more plants and consume more THC and have flexibility to use more amount of marijuana." - Fakenews???
"Similar to the size of WA taxes... What will matter in the end is the price. We'll see how that shapes over the next 2 years. Your job as an activist is to get those taxes down... If the price is too high, grow your own."
"The tax on legal cannabis in California is expected to skyrocket by the year 2018. In January, cannabis consumers, growers, sellers and businesses in The Golden State may be required to pay as much as 45 per cent in local and state taxes. The tax laws come with the state's new system which will regulate retail market." - Express
The purpose is to push cannabis from farms to distribution centers and to be tested for the retail market The state will also issue temporary licenses at the start of the new year
"California's black markets are expected to dominate post-legalization production" - Fitch
Tax on legal recreational marijuana could be as much as 45 percent when sales kick off in California in January 2018
The tax on legal cannabis in California is expected to skyrocket by the year 2018
In January, cannabis consumers, growers, sellers and businesses in The Golden State may be required to pay as much as 45 per cent in local and state taxes
The tax laws come with the state"s new system which will regulate retail market
The purpose is to push cannabis from farms to distribution centers and to be tested for the retail market
The state will also issue temporary licenses at the start of the new year
Still, the Fitch report said: "California's black markets are expected to dominate post-legalization production.
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What am I legal to do now with cannabis in California?
• Possess, transport, obtain or give away to other adults 21 or older no more than one oz of cannabis or 8 grams of concentrated cannabis.
• Cultivate up to six plants per residence and possess the cannabis produced by these plants (subject to "reasonable regulations" by local governments).
How can I get a license to cultivate or sell cannabis now that Proposition 64 has passed?
Those won't be issued until 2018, until a bureau can be set up to issue regulations and applications. See general information about starting cannabis businesses.
We expect a reconciliation bill with the existing medical cannabis licensing bureau. You can contact them and get on their mailing list here. You should employ an lawyer and also start working on gaining local support, because locals will have to license retail shops and cultivators, or at least not ban them.
When and where can I cultivate my six plants, and how can I get clones or seeds to cultivate cannabis now that it's legal?
You can cultivate your six plants per parcel of land at your residence now, subject to "reasonable regulations" by local governments, which may also ban outdoor cultivation. A great many locals have already banned outdoor cannabis cultivation, and others are moving to ban or adopt regulations in the wake of Proposition 64. We expect litigation over what a "reasonable regulation" is......