Beginning January 1, 2019, there is imposed upon each person who is engaged in business as a Cannabis Business a Cannabis Business Tax. Such tax is payable regardless of whether the business has been issued a cannabis business license or permit to operate lawfully in the City or is operating unlawfully. The City’s acceptance of a Cannabis Business Tax payment from a Cannabis Business operating illegally will not constitute the City’s approval or consent to such illegal operations. Cannabis Tax Filings can now be submitted via mail, e-mail, and by phone. If you need further assistance, you are welcome to contact us at or by phone at (805) 850-1521. Phone support is available Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (PST).

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Cannabis Taxation Ordinance F .pdf   file_download
Frequently Asked Questions

Whether a business is permitted or legal, taxes are due. You may apply for a Business Tax Registration Certificate (BTRC). You will also be responsible for paying the marijuana delivery tax.