America overthrew the British over some unfair taxation. Today, California cannabis consumers seem due for a mini revolt of their own.

Weed lovers can save hundreds of dollars per year on legal herb by avoiding excessive “local cannabis business taxes” in California. These complex local charges have gouged consumers at the dispensary sales counter since 2018, when the state switched over from medical marijuana to adult-use pot under Proposition 64.

Local cannabis business taxes can vary from as little as 0% to a radically unequal 15% of sales—not profits, but rather every dollar that comes in the door. That local levy gets charged after the state’s 15% cannabis excise tax, and before the state’s sales taxes of 7.5%-10.5%.

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