Here are a couple of snippets from the piece. It is well worth a read.

This scarcity puts the owners of buildings or land in these zones in a powerful position when it comes to negotiations. This typically leads to lease or rent payments 200-300% higher than what would be charged to a more traditional business. Make no mistake, this is another hidden tax and absolutely impacts prices all the way up the chain.

On top of this hidden tax, many local municipalities that are allowing commercial cannabis cultivation are only doing so for tenants who are willing to pay additional cultivation taxes to their city or county based on the square footage of their canopy.

In Adelanto, for example, a $5/sq.ft cultivation tax is assessed annually. So if you have a 10,000 sq.ft. operation, that’s $50k per year straight to the city.

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Leafly reports that the average wholesale price for our sample gram of Cali bud is now $2.43

The same article states that the average retail price per gram for legal weed in California is also on the rise, up to $9.82 in May of last year.

The same article states that the average retail price per gram for legal weed in California is also on the rise, up to $9.82 in May of last year.

If those numbers are correct, the average retail markup is over 400% on our gram of cannabis from when it is harvested to when it is sold to the consumer. Not to mention the fact that the excise tax, states sales tax, and local sales tax are all stacked onto the retail customers’ receipts.

Read full article at https://www.beardbrospharms.com/news/2019/4/3/taxed-to-death-follow-one-gram-of-weed-along-californias-twisted-path-from-seed-to-sale