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How are my taxes calculated?

Want to learn more about how cannabis tax works for the state you are ordering in? Check out our breakdown here to learn about how California and Oregon are collecting taxes on your purchases. 

California Taxes

Types of cannabis taxes  

There are three types of CA taxes customers may see on their receipt:

  • Excise Taxes 

  • Local Cannabis Taxes

  • Sales and Use Taxes 

Who is exempt from cannabis taxes?

Customers with CA state-issued MMID cards are exempt from paying Sales and Use Taxes on their purchases, but must still pay the Excise and Local Cannabis Taxes. 

How are my cannabis tax dollars used?

With regulated cannabis comes taxes necessary to pay for the implementation and enforcement of these new regulations, as well as a host of other benefits for the state and local jurisdictions, including funding for research on the newly legalized cannabis market, developing a test for impaired driving, community reinvestment and research on the pharmacological impacts of cannabis.

Oregon Taxes

Types of cannabis taxes  

There are two types of OR taxes customers may see on their receipt:

  • State Cannabis Taxes - 17%

  • Local Cannabis Taxes - Up to 3%

Who is exempt from cannabis taxes?

Customers with state-issued OMMP cards are exempt from paying State and Local Cannabis Taxes on their purchases (note that service fees are not taxes and are applied to every transaction). Customers must upload a valid OMMP card to their account for purchases to be exempt from these taxes. 

How are my cannabis tax dollars used?

With regulated cannabis comes taxes necessary to pay for the implementation and enforcement of these new regulations, as well as a host of other benefits for the state and local jurisdictions. In Oregon, Measure 91 provides for the distribution of tax revenue after costs to the following: the Common School Fund (40%), Mental Health Alcoholism and Drug Services (20%), State Police (15%), Cities for enforcement of the measure (10%), Counties for enforcement of the measure (10%), and the Oregon Health Authority for alcohol and drug abuse prevention (5%).

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