The City of Oakland, Calfornia has become the first city to specifically tax the sale of medical marijuana. And The State of California is considering legislation to legalize the sale of (non-medical) marijuana an impose a tax of $50 per ounce.  My sources estimate the current retail price to be about $300 per ounce.  This is an early stage but that would put the tax at roughly the same rate as cigarettes in California (87 cents per pack which retails at around $7).

Other taxes are being considered:

Republican state Sen. Jack Murphy’s proposed “pole tax” would have charged patrons of strip clubs a $5 entrance fee. The bill was not approved.