"the $450 tax on a $3,000 pound of pot."
Bzzzzzzzzt! ... wrong answer.
The 15% Excise Tax is levied upon the WHOLESALE price of pot, the price that the Warehouse Grow charges the Retail Store.
Given that ALL current grows are self-owned by the respective retail stores -- as required by the idiotic vertical integration regulation -- they don't charge themselves $3k / lb for something that costs them approx. $600 / lb to produce. They'll wan't to pay as little excise tax as possible, so in reality the submitted excise taxes will be closer to $90 - $100 / pound, or $6.25 per ounce .. or 22 CENTS per gram
... proof again that stupid stoners are dumb enough to swallow any pathetic excuse fed to them by the Greedy Big $$ Dispensary Cartels ... promoted by their compliant propaganda pimps at Westweed.
Hey Billy, when you were up at Annies getting raped for $70 / eighth after waiting 2+ hours in line, were you really greeted, shown, weighed, bagged, tagged and done in 30 SECONDS?
How many more times is your pathetic rag gong to repeat and promote the $5 Million dollar LIE ??
As many times as you dishonest dipshits repeated the "reduce 14,000 arrests" every year LIE?