As you’ve probably noticed, some of our products, such as the vape cartridges have increased in price over the last couple months. Over the next few months, you will start seeing some of our new flowers from farmers from Humboldt, Mendocino, Trinity, Santa Cruz and other areas. These are state compliant prop 64 farms who are no longer operate as sb420 farms. Due to Prop 64, we are required to transition away from our SB420 Collective Model and conform to the new Adult Use guidelines. Due to this, we are receiving back-breaking tax increases from the State of California, including 15-24% State Excise Taxes, 7.25-8.75% Sales Tax, and various locality taxes. You will start seeing some competitive higher priced flower products on our menu that reflects these outrageous state/city taxes, but we are trying our hardest to shield you from these increases. We are actively searching high and low -state wide- for high quality flower at lower price points. We have no control over the taxes and what the new prop-64 farms are charging for their products. You can tell if it’s the new prop-64 farms flowers by the price, packaging ( jars and state compliant packaging) , tests and harvest dates on all items. Norcanna will still be offering our low priced flower for as long as possible and expect to see new flowers both prop-64 and non prop-64 compliant.
Save on the Sales Tax with California Issued medical cards.
If you apply with the California Department of Public Health Medical Marijuana Identification Card (MMIC), you will not receive Sales Tax on your orders. This is the only way to avoid paying Sales Tax for cannabis products in the State of California. This is the only exemption the state of California is offering. All other taxes are still applicable, regardless if you have a MMIC or not. Regular Doctor’s Recommendations or 215’s will not work. The state is mandating that you go through their database.
The MMIC costs about $100, depending on the county you reside in and must be renewed annually. There is a fee waiver for those who are on a fixed-income and are receiving welfare or public assistance. The waiting time is about 35 days and retroactive sales tax is not given while you are waiting for approval. Please understand what you are doing. You will be put into a state database. Conflicting issues like owning a gun, child support and other issues could very well flag your name and cause other known or unknown issues to surface. This is a state government track and trace program. For example, the state of Hawaii is requiring a similar track and trace Medical Cannabis Patient Database, and used the patient information to start confiscating medical cannabis card holder’s firearms within 30 days. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS! Tread wisely.
Rest assured, we have constantly been lobbying on your behalf, to local and state levels of government. Please reference any and all complaints to the government offices below. Thank you for being valued customers/patients of Norcanna. We are all in this together!
- California Department of Public Health (State registered MMIC Program)-
PO Box 997377
- California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (In charge of collecting Excise Tax)-
450 N Street
Sacramento, CA 94279
Contact Website: https://www.cdtfa.ca.gov/email/
- Department of Consumer Affairs – Bureau of Cannabis Control
2920 Kilgore Road
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670