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Cannabis Excise Tax Statistics

The Department of Taxes publishes a Cannabis Excise Tax report that includes data by month for the whole state. Preliminary data will be available 45 days after the end of the filing period. Data are subject to change with subsequent updates. See the Vermont Cannabis Tax Guide for additional information on this tax type, including what sales are taxable.

Tax Rates for Cannabis Excise Tax

Vermont imposes a fourteen percent (14%) excise tax on the retail sale of cannabis and cannabis products.

This includes food or beverages that contain any cannabis or cannabis product. Cannabis retailers and integrated licensees are required to collect the excise tax from purchasers at the time of a taxable sales transaction. These are the only two types of businesses allowed to make retail sales of cannabis. 

Cannabis is also subject to sales and use tax and local option sales taxes but not local option meals tax.