Cannabis Business Tax

On November 5, 2019, the voters passed Measure A, establishing a tax on cannabis business operations within the City of Stanton. The passing of this ballot measure subjects cannabis business to the tax rates listed below based on classifications.  

Cannabis Business Classification Tax Basis Tax Rate
Retail Sales Gross Receipts 6.0%
Testing  Gross Receipts 2.5%
Distribution  Gross Receipts 3.0%
Manufacturing  Gross Receipts 4.0%
Cultivation Square Footage $13.02 per square foot*
* Adjusted annually on January 1 based on increases to the Consumer Price Index (CPI)

All licensed cannabis businesses must submit their monthly payment and a completed “City of Stanton – Cannabis Business Tax Return Form” within 30 days after the end of the month. Completed forms are required on all cannabis business activity, even if there are no taxes to remit. The “City of Stanton – Cannabis Business Tax Return Form” can be found below. The City prefers to accept tax remittance payments through ACH or check payable to the “City of Stanton”.

If you have specific questions regarding the cannabis business tax process, we recommend that you provide us questions in writing so that City staff can respond to your inquiry. Requests for written advice can be emailed to

To review the City of Stanton's Cannabis Business Tax Municipal Code, click here. Refer to Title 5 Business Licenses and Regulations, Chapter 5.76 Cannabis Business Tax.

Cannabis Business Tax Return