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New Tax Exemption Makes Medical Marijuana More Affordable in Washington

Exciting news for our valued customers! As of June 6, 2024, Washington state law has changed, offering significant benefits to medical card holders. Under the new regulation, all medical card holding customers will be exempt from both sales and excise taxes. This change aims to make medical cannabis more accessible and affordable for those who rely on it for their health and well-being. We understand that you might have questions about how this new law affects your purchases, and we’re here to help.

Tax Exemption Details

Medical marijuana purchases are now exempt from the state’s 37% cannabis tax if the products meet specific higher testing standards set by the Department of Health (DOH). This new law is particularly significant because it expands the tax benefits that medical marijuana cardholders already enjoyed. Previously, cardholders were exempt from paying sales and use taxes on cannabis, but they still had to pay the steep excise tax. 

This excise tax is one of the highest in the country, making cannabis products more expensive for patients who need them for medical reasons. By extending the exemption to include the excise tax, Washington State is helping to reduce the financial burden on medical marijuana users, ensuring that more patients can afford their necessary medication. This change represents a meaningful step towards making healthcare more inclusive and accessible.

Testing Standards

To qualify for the tax exemption, medical marijuana products must undergo more rigorous testing than standard state-legal cannabis. The Department of Health (DOH) has set these higher testing standards to ensure the safety and quality of the products consumed by medical marijuana patients. These additional tests can include screenings for heavy metals, pesticides, and other harmful contaminants that could pose health risks. By enforcing these stringent testing requirements, the state aims to provide medical marijuana users with products that are not only effective but also safe for consumption. 

This move is designed to build trust and assurance among patients that the products they use meet the highest standards of quality. Moreover, manufacturers who voluntarily subject their products to this rigorous testing can label them with a DOH-developed logo, indicating that these items are tax-free and safe for patient use. This label helps patients easily identify and choose products that meet their health needs without incurring additional costs.

Explore Our Product Range

At Kaleafa, we pride ourselves on offering a wide range of high-quality cannabis products to meet all your needs. Whether you are looking for flowers, edibles, tinctures, or topicals, we have something for everyone. Our products are carefully selected and tested to ensure they meet the highest standards of quality and safety. Our knowledgeable staff can help you find the right product for your medical condition, lifestyle, and preferences. We also offer special deals and discounts to help you get the most value for your money. Explore our dispensary menu and discover how we can help you enhance your health and well-being with the best cannabis products available.

Visit Kaleafa Cannabis Today

We are happy to offer you this new opportunity to save on medical cannabis purchases at Kaleafa Cannabis Weed Dispensary. Our knowledgeable budtenders are ready to help you navigate these changes and maximize your benefits. Whether you’re a seasoned medical cannabis user or new to the community, our team is here to provide personalized assistance and answer any questions you may have.

Feel free to visit any of our WA locations, where our knowledgeable budtenders are ready to assist you. Whether you need guidance on how to take advantage of this tax exemption or have any other queries, our team is happy to provide the information and support you need. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to save on your medical cannabis purchases. Swing by today, and let us help you navigate this new benefit!


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