s asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 1 month ago

How do countries and states that have legalised cannabis manage to tax it ?

Cannabis is way more easy to mass produce than alcohol. How do they stop people from growing it in their own homes or sheds or whatever and selling it tax free? 

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    They can't.that's the simple answer. They should burn down the houses that cultivate them !

  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    California stands alone as the only state where legalizing recreational pot has resulted in an even bigger black market for it. This is because they set the tax rate inordinately high here. Apparently in other states they got it right and are reaping the benefits of tax revenue pouring in from this product. 

  • 1 month ago

    In my weed friendly state, consumers can grow up to 4 plants per person. They can legally gift it to other adults but they are not allowed to legally sell it. There are people who break every law on the books and I'm sure some people break this law.

  • Bruce
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    It is not legal in my state, but it is in the neighboring state. They require a license and tax the dispensaries that legally grow and sell it. You are allowed to grow a small amount for personal use, but you can not sell it without a license. 

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  • 1 month ago

    Alongside the commercial cannabis industry, some jurisdictions permit people to grow a limited amount for their own use. Most people will find it difficult to do successfully.

  • 1 month ago

    The law prevents them from selling privately.  They can still be fine and go to jail if caught.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Producing and selling  goods without collecting tax is illegal.   Those who violate tax laws are subject to fines and possible imprisonment.  

    I hope that helps.  

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