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Medical Marijuana: Can You Tax A Prescription?

The Superior Court for Spokane County recently held that Washington’s sales tax does not apply to sales of medical marijuana. Late last month, the Washington Department of Revenue (“DOR”) appealed that decision to the Washington State Court of Appeals.

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Landing Colorado’s Pot Jobs Requires Cash Upfront

Looking to work for a medical or retail dispensary in Colorado? Cannabis business owners aren’t the only ones who get to pay licensing fees to the Colorado Department of Revenue Marijuana Enforcement Division; employees of both medical and retail dispensaries must pay application fees for the privilege to wear state-issued identification badges. The badges are backed up by fingerprints and background checks, but for the people looking for jobs created by legalized marijuana, it takes money to make money.

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US judge won't remove marijuana from most-dangerous drug list

A federal judge in Sacramento on Wednesday upheld the constitutionality of a 1970 federal law that classifies marijuana as a dangerous drug akin to LSD and heroin.

U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller took the extraordinary step of holding a five-day hearing on the question late last year, raising the hopes of activists that she might strike down the classification.

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, known as NORML, said Mueller concluded that it was up to Congress to decide the matter.

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Georgia Marijuana Legalization: Cannabis Oil Legal Under New Law

Medical marijuana in the form of cannabis oil will likely become legal in Georgia on Thursday. Those with the proper license would be allowed to possess up to 20 ounces of the oil once Republican Gov. Nathan Deal signs the bill into law.

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DC Council Passes Emergency Bill Allowing Medical Marijuana Cultivators To Grow More

While there may be no shortage of marijuana among home cultivators in a few months time, D.C.'s current medical marijuana cultivators are experiencing just that. So much of a shortage of crop that the D.C. Council passed emergency legislation yesterday to allow medical marijuana cultivators to grow more weed.

The bill, "The Medical Marijuana Supply Shortage Emergency Amendment," was introduced by Councilmember Vincent Orange (D-At Large) and doubles the amount of plants D.C.'s three medical marijuana dispensaries can grow from 500 to 1,000.

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Alaska: House steps towards full legal marijuana market

A fundamental bill for establishing regulations over marijuana in Alaska passed the House today. The bipartisan vote is a step towards the Alcoholic Beverages Control Board creating a permit structure for all components of a full legal market.

Barrow Democrat Benjamin Nageak told colleagues during a House floor session there are some basic reasons marijuana needs its own regulatory board.

“I mean jeez, every time I see high people I go over, because I want to laugh,” Nageak said, illiciting chuckles from around the chamber. “I think we need to have a separate board to have, ya know, happy versus versus unhappy people.”

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Iowa Senate OKs medical marijuana, but likely dead in House

The Iowa Senate voted Wednesday to pass a bill that would legalize medical marijuana for ailing Iowans, although the proposal faces strong resistance in the Republican-controlled House.

The vote was approved 26-19 with five lawmakers excused from voting. The 26 votes represented the fewest number of votes required for a bill to be passed under the Iowa Constitution.

"Sick and suffering Iowans are asking for our help," said Sen. Joe Bolkcom, D-Iowa City, the bill's floor manager. He said the proposal would create a safe, legal, affordable, effective and highly regulated way for Iowans and their families to access medicines made from cannabis.

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10 diseases where medical marijuana could have impact

Dr. Sanjay Gupta puts medical marijuana under the microscope again with "WEED 3: The Marijuana Revolution" at 9 p.m. ET Sunday on CNN.

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Pet cannabis raises questions about hemp's legality in Florida

Joy Drawdy has an emergency arrest plan.

If the police come, she’ll call her lawyer. She’ll send her friend to care for her store. She’ll have her partner care for her cats, dogs and chickens.

But she hasn’t had to use it — yet.

Drawdy, 45, and her partner, Kat, own Earth Pets, a Gainesville pet store that not only sells soy dog collars and organic pet treats, but it also shelters homeless kittens in a community kitten therapy room.

But the emergency arrest plan is for a product she sells, called CannaVet, formerly known as Canna Companion during the summer.

CannaVet is an herbal supplement for pets with problems like anxiety, seizures and allergies. The problem lies in its main ingredient: hemp.

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Jordan Person of Primal Therapeutics Cannabis Infused Massage Therapy

This past year has been totally insane for Jordan Person, the owner of Primal Therapeutics. Between driving hundreds of miles each month to visit patients and clients both local and tourist, Person also entertains national and international media on a regular basis. While the Green Rush is drawing all kinds to Colorado where so long ago others chased gold, Jordan genuinely cares for cannabis and people. She’s looking to make the world a more comforting place while she engages her entrepreneurial journey and that is something we can respect.  — Diane Fornbacher, Publisher of Ladybud Magazine

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