Edibles will soon be taxed according to their THC content


Products containing CBD will be exempted ...

2019's Canadian federal budget proposes that edible cannabis, extracts and all new lines of products, which will be legal this fall, be taxed according to their level of THC.

A THC tax?

Oils, edible products and cannabis concentrates will be taxed according to the amount of tetrahydrocannabinol rather than their weight, starting in May.

Since last October, cannabis oils are currently subject to a tax of 10% on each gram or its equivalence.

The Government states that the new rules are intended to simplify the manner in which these taxes are calculated and to mitigate the compliance issues that producers have encountered with respect to cannabis oils. Taxes apply to medicinal and recreational products.

However, in its 2019 budget, the US government proposes that edible cannabis, cannabis extracts and cannabis news products, all of which are new product lines,
to become legal this fall, be taxed according to their THC content.

The government is proposing a rate based on the THC of 1% per milligram of THC content.

Products containing cannabidiol (CBD) and traces of THC will be exempt from the tax. This could encourage producers to increase the variety of CBD products that will be released in October.

Cannabis tax revenues are currently shared between the federal government and the provinces or territories. The first receives 25% of revenue and the second 75%. The new THC-based tax rate will be split in the same ratio between the provinces and the federal government, according to the budget documents.

Currently, only cannabis-based pharmaceuticals with an identification number are exempt from tax.

Some licensed producers do not want any type of cannabis product sold on the medical market to be subject to a tax. Authorized producer Aurora Cannabis Inc. of Edmonton, for example, pays the excise tax on behalf of his patients - a policy that the company claims cost more than 2 million in lost revenue over the course of three years. last months.

The federal budget on Tuesday seems to have slightly reduced the tax burden for patients who have a prescription for medical cannabis: they will now be eligible for a medical expense tax credit.

This phenomenon of tax is not a coincidence, it is also a phenomenon of fashion ...

The inventor of Jelly Belly launches a version of Dragibus infused with cannabis

David Klein, who invented Jelly Belly in 1976, recently launched a company called Spectrum Confections, which manufactures jelly candies infused with cannabidiol.

The candies are offered in 38 flavors, including roasted marshmallow, pina colada and strawberry cheesecake, and each grain contains 10 milligrams of CBD.

"The bean jelly is perfect for the right dosage" of CBD says Klein.

CBD-infused bean sweets are available in bulk on the website Spectrum Confections, although the candies were exhausted this Monday.

Klein has been involved in the candy industry since the 1970 years, selling the Jelly Belly brand in 1980 to candy maker Herman Goelitz Candy Co. who changed his name to Jelly Belly Candy Co.


With the sale of edible cannabis products about to become legal around the world, the federal government do not hesitate to invent all kinds of taxes. The duty on products containing little THC will not be changed for most other products including fresh or dried cannabis and seeds.

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