California Recreational Marijuana Handbook


California Marijuana Tax Rate

Sales Tax Medical Excise Tax Medical Max Medical Tax Sales Tax Recreational Excise Tax Recreational Max Recreational Tax
N/A 15.00% 15.00% 7.25% 15.00% 22.25%

2024 California Recreational Marijuana Handbook

California has 3 bordering states consisting of Oregon, Nevada, and Arizona.

Recreational marijuana is legal in Oregon and is subject to a sales tax of 17.00%. There is no excise tax charged on recreational marijuana.

Recreational marijuana is legal in Nevada and is subject to a sales tax of 6.85%. There is also a 10% excise tax on all sales of recreational marijuana in Nevada.

Recreational marijuana is legal in Arizona and is subject to a sales tax of 5.60%. There is also a 16% excise tax on all sales of recreational marijuana in Arizona.

Recreational Marijuana is illegal in so there is no tax on recreational marijuana in those states.

About California Recreational Marijuana

Is recreational marijuana legal in California?

Yes, recreational marijuana is legal in California

When and how did California legalize marijuana recreationally?

California legalized recreational marijuana in 2016. This law was passed using Proposition 64 and passed with a vote of 57%. The official name for this law is Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act: Cal Health & Safety Code Section 11357 et seq

California Recreational Marijuana possession limits


  • 1 oz usable
  • 8 g hash/concentrates


  • 6 plants

What are the restrictions on growing at home?

Adults aged 21 and over can cultivate up to 6 plants within a single residence or upon the grounds of that residence, including a house, apartment unit, mobile home or similar dwelling, at one time. However, a city or county may completely prohibit the growing of marijuana upon the grounds (i.e. outside) of a private residence. The city or county cannot prohibit cultivation indoors at a single residence.

What is the name of the agency that regulates California recreational marijuana?

Department of Cannabis Control is responsible for regulating recreational marijuana in the state of California. -->
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