Heroin Dealers Can Deduct Samples On Their Taxes, But Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Can't Deduct Rent?

FRANCE:  A convicted heroin dealer has a tax problem. He’s still in prison, mind you, but he also owes taxes. In fact, he owes 80,000 euros, although the French authorities did ease up on how they computed the tax bill. After all, every business has expenses, including illegitimate ones. The French tax authorities allowed the convicted Read the full article…

Florida Economists Debate Potential Economic Impact of Medical Marijuana

FLORIDA: State economists are trying to determine the potential economic impact of medical marijuana in Florida. That’s because there’s currently a petition drive to put an amendment on the 2014 ballot that would allow for some forms of legalized weed. Debate at the state capital Monday focused on how medical marijuana would be taxed, if at all. Currently Read the full article…

Florida Economists Debate Potential Economic Impact of Medical Marijuana

FLORIDA: State economists are trying to determine the potential economic impact of medical marijuana in Florida. That’s because there’s currently a petition drive to put an amendment on the 2014 ballot that would allow for some forms of legalized weed. Debate at the state capital Monday focused on how medical marijuana would be taxed, if at all. Currently Read the full article…

Washington Proposes Medical Marijuana Registry, Tax Exemption

WASHINGTON: Medical marijuana patients in Washington would have to register with the state if they don’t want to pay pot taxes. That’s just one recommendation issued Monday for sweeping changes to the state’s largely unregulated medical pot industry.

Medical marijuana: Colorado health department faces audit over enforcing regulations

COLORADO: Colorado took a hard look at the agency that oversees marijuana sales this spring. Now state auditors are looking at the health department, which oversees the medical marijuana patient registry.

Regulate medical and recreational marjuana separately

By JAY BERNEBURG Currently, access to medical marijuana in Washington is, for the most part, unregulated. If the recreational marijuana program in Washington is going to be successful, the Legislature must pass legislation regulating access to medical marijuana. However, this legislation must regulate medical marijuana separately from recreational marijuana to protect patient access to medical Read the full article…