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To educate retailers on compliance changes in the California cannabis market, the Dutchie team hosted a webinar in partnership with Lindsay Robinson, Executive Director of the California Cannabis Industry Association (CCIA) and Eric Schlissel, CEO of Cure8. Click here to watch the complete on-demand recording.
With the start of a new year, cannabis dispensaries across California are adjusting their business models to meet changing laws and regulations that could affect their sales and operations. Let's explore how these changes might affect your business.
First are changes to the cannabis excise tax. The collection of a 15% excise tax and payment to the state’s Department of Tax and Fee Administration has shifted from cannabis distributors to retailers.
While this simplifies California taxes in the long run, it does leave lingering issues for retailers to deal with, including:
Dutchie POS has released a report that helps dispensaries calculate this value on their monthly sales.
Cannabis delivery vehicles can now carry up to $10,000 of product, doubling the previous amount—and curbside delivery is now allowed at all licensed retailers.
California and METRC are also implementing new endpoints that allow track-and-trace systems to track the state's unique delivery model. Most notably, delivery sales will be tracked as a unique event and vehicle inventories will be represented in METRC.
The deadline is April 1, 2023. Dispensaries do not need to utilize the METRC endpoints until then, provided they're tracking the required data through other means.
Dutchie POS will be updating all workflows to adhere to the new tracking requirements and API endpoints before the April deadline.
Dutchie is an all-in-one technology platform powering the cannabis industry with Point of Sale, Ecommerce, Payments, and Insurance. Through our technology, we’re helping cannabis businesses start, operate, and grow with confidence. With software that simplifies their operations, our customers can focus on what matters most—bringing the benefits of cannabis safely to consumers.