How much does $35 worth of cannabis cost, plus tax?

How much are you paying in cannabis taxes? Between excise tax, state sales tax, and local business taxes, customers are paying 20 to 40 percent in taxes on every cannabis purchase. Here's how taxes are affecting the cannabis consumer in 8 US cities.

Los Angeles, CA $48.48
San Diego, CA $45.54
San Francisco, CA $43.67
Denver, CO $43.14
Portland, OR $42.00
Boston, MA $42.00
Las Vegas, NV $41.39
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City Breakdown

Los Angeles, CA $48.48

Tax Rate Dollars Subtotal
Subtotal   $35.00
Excise Tax* 15% $5.25 $40.25
State Sales Tax 9.50% $3.82 $44.07
Business Tax-REC 10% $4.41
 
Tax Total* 35% $13.48
 
Grand Total $48.48

EXCISE TAX* In California, the excise tax can either be included in the price of the item or added to the customer receipt.

TAX TOTAL* In California, each tax is calculated against the subtotal + applied taxes. For example, in San Francisco State Sales tax is 8.50% of Subtotal + Excise Tax. ($35 + $5.25 = $40.25 * 8.50% = $3.42)

San Diego, CA $45.54

Tax Rate Dollars Subtotal
Subtotal   $35.00
Excise Tax* 15% $5.25 $40.25
State Sales Tax 7.75% $3.12 $43.37
Local Business Tax 5% $2.17
 
Tax Total* 27.75% $10.54
 
Grand Total $45.54

EXCISE TAX* In California, the excise tax can either be included in the price of the item or added to the customer receipt.

TAX TOTAL* In California, each tax is calculated against the subtotal + applied taxes. For example, in San Francisco State Sales tax is 8.50% of Subtotal + Excise Tax. ($35 + $5.25 = $40.25 * 8.50% = $3.42)

San Francisco, CA $43.67

Tax Rate Dollars Subtotal
Subtotal   $35.00
Excise Tax* 15% $5.25 $40.25
State Sales Tax 8.50% $3.42
 
Tax Total* 23.50% $8.67
 
Grand Total $43.67

EXCISE TAX* In California, the excise tax can either be included in the price of the item or added to the customer receipt.

TAX TOTAL* In California, each tax is calculated against the subtotal + applied taxes. For example, in San Francisco State Sales tax is 8.50% of Subtotal + Excise Tax. ($35 + $5.25 = $40.25 * 8.50% = $3.42)

Denver, CO $43.14

Tax Rate Dollars
Subtotal   $35.00
State Cannabis Retail Tax 15% $5.25
Municipal Sales Tax 3.65% $1.28
Denver Retail Marijuana Tax 3.50% $1.23
RTD Tax 1% $0.35
Cultural Tax 0.10% $0.04
 
Tax Total 23.25% $8.14
 
Grand Total $43.14

Portland, OR $42.00

Tax Rate Dollars
Subtotal   $35.00
OLCC State Tax 17% $5.95
Portland City Tax 3% $1.05
 
Tax Total 20% $7.00
 
Grand Total $42.00

Boston, MA $42.00

Tax Rate Dollars
Subtotal   $35.00
Excise Tax 10.75% $3.76
State Sales Tax 6.25% $2.19
Local Municipal Business Tax 3% $1.05
 
Tax Total 20% $7.00
 
Grand Total $42.00

Las Vegas, NV $41.39

Tax Rate Dollars
Subtotal   $35.00
Recreational Cannabis State Tax 10% $3.50
Sales Tax 8.25% $2.89
Tax Total 18.25% $6.39
 
Grand Total $41.39