Anyone planning on selling cannabis products starting January 1st you must register with the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration for a sellers permit.
Cannabis cultivators, processors, manufacturers, retailers, microbusinesses, and distributors who make sales are required to obtain and maintain a seller’s permit as a prerequisite for applying for a license.
You can apply for a license with the Bureau of Cannabis Control, the Department of Food and Agriculture, or the Department of Public Health.
People who already have a seller’s permit do not need to register for a new one.
In addition the distributers of cannabis and cannabis products must also register with the CDTFA for a cannabis tax permit. This is separate from a seller’s permit.
Registration for the cannabis tax permit will be available on November 20, 2017.
Beginning January 1st two new cannabis taxes will be in effect.
There will be a 15% tax on purchases of cannabis and cannabis products. Retailers are required to collect the tax from the purchaser and pay it to the cannabis distributer.
Also a tax on cultivation of cannabis will be $9.25 per dry weight ounce of cannabis flowers, and $2.75 per dry weight ounce of cannabis leaves.
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