California’s cannabis tax numbers are in for the second quarter of 2018 and the numbers suggest the market is trending toward compliance, despite the market’s rocky start.
Tax revenue from the cannabis industry totaled $74,240,257 from April 1, 2018, through June 30, 2018, which includes state cultivation [$4.5 million], excise [$43 .5 million] and sales taxes [$26.3 million]. It does not include tax revenue collected by each jurisdiction. — Excerpt from a California Department of Tax and Fee Administration news release
In contrast, the state’s first quarter cannabis tax total was $60.9 million ($32 million in excise taxes, $1.6 million in cultivation taxes, and $27.3 million in sales taxes). Medical cannabis is not taxed in California.