States that legalize adult-use cannabis face many decisions as they set up a regulatory structure for the new industry. As all states impose excise taxes on recreational cannabis, the questions of how much to tax and how to tax come into focus.
Join the Drug Enforcement and Policy Center and the Center for New Revenue for a panel that will explore the evolving theory and practice of cannabis tax policy. Panelists will delve into a range of issues including the choice of an effective tax base (weight of flower and trim, THC amount, percentage of price) and the appropriate tax burden.
Ulrik Boesen, senior policy analyst, Tax Foundation
Hilary Bricken, attorney, Harris & Bricken
Benjamin Leff, professor, American University Law School
Pat Oglesby, founder, The Center for New Revenue
Shaleen Title, distinguished cannabis policy practitioner in residence, Drug Enforcement and Policy Center