Marijuana tax change proposed

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) The move comes in response to marijuana business complaints that they can't make a profit in the state.

    The Department of Revenue will take public comment on a proposed change until August 10th.  The proposal would propose two new bud categories and taxes.  Mature bud would be taxed at $50 per ounce.  Immature or abnormal buds would be taxed at $25 per ounce.  The remainder of the marijuana plant would be taxed at $15 an ounce.

    The current tax is $50 per ounce for any part of the bud and flower and $15 an ounce for the remainder of the plant.


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