San Carlos, CA

Cannabis Business Tax

Commercial Cannabis Tax Rate

On March 25, 2019, City Council adopted Resolution 2019  establishing a  cannabis business tax rate of 6% of gross receipts for all commercial cannabis activities. 

Measure NN

Effective January 1, 2019, in compliance with the November 2018 statewide election results for Measure NN and subsequent adoption of Ordinance 1533 on December 10, 2018, we established a Cannabis Business Tax on any cannabis business of up to 10% of gross receipts.  


On January 1, 2018, the State began issuing commercial licenses for medical and non-medical cannabis. In response to that development, most California cities and counties implemented local cannabis regulations to retain local control.

We established a process for limited and well-regulated cannabis commercial activities in San Carlos. Retail sales are not permitted in the city. Manufacturing, distribution, testing, and some cultivation uses are permitted within designated zoning districts.

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