Cannabis Consumers Screwed Out Of Mass Sales Tax Holiday Again

You can get a discount on a gun but not on gummies

There’s not much to report here other than that prohibition continues in Mass despite there being a dispensary on every corner.

When the next sales tax holiday comes around on Aug. 12 and 13, you won’t be able to get a Mass discount on that special ounce you have been saving up for. Because while consumers of innumerable other categories of goods will be able to save, weed remains on the shit list.

Joining cannabis on the unqualified compendium: meals, motor vehicles, motorboats, telecom services, gas, steam, electricity, tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, and any single item whose price is more than $2,500.

So once again, cannabis consumers are lumped in with cigarette smokers and drinkers. Meanwhile, you can get your tax break on a firearm if that’s your thing. Just not on some edibles or prerolls.

Of course, even if the commonwealth holiday applied to cannabis, buyers would still be subject to outrageous local taxes in many municipalities. Perhaps it’s time to get a med card.