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To tax or not to tax? The marijuana problem

Dissonance between state law and federal law in the United States is leading to exorbitant tax bills for marijuana retailers.

While a legal activity in certain states, the sale of marijuana is still considered illegal under federal law.

States like Colorado that legalised the sale of marijuana have reported substantial tax revenue. Currently 23 states and one district have legalised marijuana for medical or recreational use, allowing anyone over the age of 21 to purchase retail marijuana from licensed shops.

However US federal law, including the federal tax system, remains at odds with permissive state laws. The incongruity is resulting in crippling tax bills for fledgling marijuana dispensaries.

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Colorado's Openly Anti-Cannabis Governor Admits Legalization’s Been Good for the Economy

When the new Governor of Colorado, John Hickenlooper, was first elected to office, there was some cause for concern. The concern stemmed from Hickenlooper being openly anti-cannabis in his policy. While it was pretty clear that Colorado was experiencing success with the legalization movement at the time Hickenlooper took office, it was too late to backtrack, and it was anybody’s guess how this new arrangement would play out.

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Job interview: Should I talk about pot use, med or rec?

Hey, Cannabist!
I received a call for a job I applied for. Great, right? But should I disclose that I have a medical marijuana card during my interview? How do I find out the company’s drug-testing policy, if it’s not readily posted? By asking, aren’t I admitting that I partake? Can an employer legally ask if I do? –Masking Mota Manager

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Oregon lawmakers face key vote tonight on medical marijuana

SALEM — A special committee of lawmakers will hold a key vote tonight on a bill placing new limits on the state’s medical marijuana program.

The limits in Senate Bill 844 are designed to stanch a substantial flow of marijuana, ostensibly grown in Oregon for the medical program, to the black market. Lawmakers say preventing that black market “leakage” is essential to setting up the recreational marijuana market that voters approved in November. But some growers and patients in the program have adamantly opposed the bill.

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More than 12 pounds of marijuana washes up on Atlantic Beach

ATLANTIC BEACH, CARTERET COUNTY -

More than 12 pounds of pot - 12.35 pounds to be exact - washed up on the main part of Atlantic Beach, according to Atlantic Beach Police Chief Jeff Harvey.

Chief Harvey tells us some people walking along the beach Sunday called 911 about a suspicious package on Atlantic Beach, in the area off the circle. Firefighters responded and then called in police, who opened up the package and found the marijuana. It was wrapped in brown paper and taped up.

It appears the package had been in the water for quite some time. Chief Harvey describes barnacles and other growth on the outside of the pot package. He says they have no idea where the package came from and there are no markings on it.

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700 cannabis plants found growing next to Berlin subway station

 

BERLIN — It wasn’t the world’s best-hidden marijuana plantation.

Berlin police say they were were called to a subway station Monday morning by a street cleaner who reported finding “numerous small plants that seemed suspicious to him.”

Officers found 700 small cannabis plants growing among weeds on a traffic island outside the Kottbusser Tor station in the capital’s Kreuzberg district. They pulled up the plants.

It wasn’t immediately clear who planted the cannabis but police are investigating.

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Prague Million Marihuana March draws 5,000 supporters

Police: Prague march for marijuana legalization saw no notable incidents

Prague, May 8 (ČTK) — Some 5,000 mainly young people took part in the Million Marijuana March 2015 in the center of Prague for the legalization of cannabis growing.

The march started on Karlovo náměstí (Charles Square) and continued across Wenceslas Square to ŠtvaniceIsland where it culminated with celebrations.The police imposed several fines for marijuana possession and smoking on the spot, but no incidents accompanied the march, the police patrol commander told the Czech News Agency.

The main demand of the 18th Million Marihuana March is the legalization of the growing and possession of cannabis and its products for personal use and not only for medical treatment.

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Paris protesters call for fresh cannabis legalisation laws

Sporting T-shirts and caps printed with marijuana leaves and with joints hanging from their lips, hundreds of people demonstrated in Paris on Saturday as part of a world march calling for the legalisation of cannabis.

Crowds of protesters, many dressed in Jamaican colours, made their way through the streets of the French capital from the Place de la Republique to Bastille calling for the legalisation of recreational marijuana use.

"What do we want? Legalisation," chanted the crowd, wreathed in clouds of hashish smoke and gathered behind a banner reading "Another drug policy is possible" and placards calling for "Ganga for all".

Some, like 16-year-old Julien, came because they wanted to "smoke in peace". 

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United Nations Asked to Change International Drug Laws

While the United Nation prepares for the first time in nearly two decades to examine the staleness of international drug law, advocates from all over the world have joined forces in an attempt to persuade the global governance to reform the policies that bind individual nations to a standard of prohibition.

This furious legion of activists, which consists of more than 100 influential organizations, submitted a declaration on Tuesday demanding that world leaders allow governments to make changes to their country’s drug laws without repercussion.

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Here’s how big the legal pot business will be by 2020

Legal marijuana is already big business in America. Colorado alone sold more than $700 million worth of legal weed in 2014, its first full-year of legal recreational and medical sales. Three other states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana. Twenty-three states and Puerto Rico have legalized medical marijuana, and revenue for the industry as a whole has been growing nearly 34% a year for the past five years. And it’s only expected to keep growing.

 

These five numbers show just how big legal American marijuana could be in five years.

$13.4 billion

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