Beginning January 1st, 2020, the BC government will be increasing the rate of PST from 7% to 20% on retail sales of extract vaporizer products and accessories.
The following cannabis products will be subject to the 20% PST rate:
- Vape pens (including kits, disposables, and vape batteries)
- Pod systems
- Oil cartridges
- Dual-purpose vaporizers (i.e. vaporizers that are compatible with both oil and dried flower)
Note: Dry herb-only vaporizers (i.e. vaporizers only for use with dried flower cannabis) will remain subject to the current 7% PST.
GST will be calculated on the total cost of the product plus PST.
For example, if a cartridge is listed at $20, the total will be $25.20.
$20 + 20% PST ($4) = $24
+ 5% GST ($1.20) = $25.20
Here is how the tax will appear in your online order: