Marijuana Farmers Lose Seattle Tax Exemption

Marijuana farmers will no longer be able to take the agricultural exemption from the Business and Occupation tax.

WASHINGTON:  The Seattle City Council moved to close a tax loophole that benefits the pot growing business Monday, but it left the loophole alone for all other farmers. Councilmember Nick Licata said that Medical Marijuana Dispensaries are already paying a business tax, giving the city more than $100,000 a year. And he believes marijuana farmers Read the full article…

Puget Island May Embrace Marijuana Production, Though Begrudgingly So For Many

Wahkiakum County native Shane Kehrli, 26, and partner Chris Bianchi, a Wahkiakum County resident for three years, are seeking state approval for a 2,000-square-foot or bigger marijuana grow operation called Natural Paths in a building owned by Kehrli’s father.

WASHINGTON: This community of corn fields and dairy cows could soon be growing a more controversial commodity. Aspiring marijuana farmers have filed two applications with the Washington Liquor Control Board to locate along State Route 409, the main drag across the island. The applications have thrust the rural area into a debate facing communities across the Read the full article…

Marijuana Farmers Unlikely To See Farm Tax Perks

Meg Sanders inspects drying marijuana at her grow house in Denver. The agriculture tax questions facing the marijuana industry are the latest wrinkle for the states flouting federal drug law and trying to establish commercial recreational pot industries. The states have settled how to tax marijuana once it's dried and ready to smoke. But they're still debating how to tax it while it's growing.

COLORADO:   Marijuana farmers and agricultural tax breaks are the next wrinkle facing the states that have legal weed as lawmakers debate how to tax the product while it’s growing. Legislatures in both Colorado and Washington are taking a look at pot farmers this session.

“Marijuana Is a Vegetable” and Belongs in the Farmers’ Market: Pot VC

COLORADO: Became the second state to legalize recreational marijuana last November and if one Colorado resident has his way, the plant will soon be sold at the Boulder County Farmers’ Markets, one of the largest farmers’ markets in the state.