Colorado Pot Taxes Won’t Be As High As Hoped

The Vail Town Council on Tuesday voted 6-1 to give first-reading approval of a ban on retail marijuana stores, as well as cultivation facilities.

COLORADO:It’s been just three months since marijuana was legalized in Colorado, but economists don’t think the state will raise as much in taxes as was hoped. They had expected to raise $22.7 million before July from special sales taxes on recreational marijuana, but state economist Larson Silbaugh is skeptical. About $3.4 million was raised in January and Read the full article…

Dane County Wisconsin Will Vote On Marijuana

County voters will also be asked to advise the state Legislature on whether to legalize marijuana.

WISCONSIN:  Voters in Dane County will see advisory referendums on legalization of marijuana, corporate personhood — and, in one village, whether taxpayers should buy a new leaf vacuum — when they go to the polls Tuesday. County voters will also be asked to advise the state Legislature on whether to legalize marijuana. County board member Read the full article…

State House Live: N.H. House Overwhelmingly Defeats Marijuana Legalization Bill

Furthermore, recent polls from the UNH Survey Center show the majority of New Hampshire residents support legalizing marijuana.

NEW HAMPSHIRE:  The House stood strongly against legalizing marijuana this afternoon, 192-140. The 52 vote margin represents a major change since the House narrowly passed the bill in January and sent it to the Ways and Means Committee. Gov. Maggie Hassan, a Democrat, had promised to veto any bill legalizing marijuana. Supporters of the bill Read the full article…

Green Party’s Henry Lawrence Running For Florida's House District 6

“It could be a serious revenue generator for the state of Florida,” he said.

FLORIDA: Fittingly, the only Green Party candidate for state House District 6 owns a landscape irrigation business. But while Henry Lawrence, of Panama City, earns his living making sure thirsty plants get enough to drink, his passion lies with supporting renewable energy and legalizing marijuana, for medical and recreational use. He’s one of several vying to Read the full article…

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

As a general rule, taxes apply to all businesses -- legal or not.

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…

Arizona Lawmaker To Introduce New Marijuana Use And Taxation Regulations

Arizona State Rep. Ruben Gallego (D - Dist. 16)

ARIZONA: An Arizona lawmaker is working on legislation to legalize recreational marijuana use. Under Assistant House Minority Leader Ruben Gallego‘s bill, people 21 and older could possess up to one ounce of marijuana and grow up to five marijuana plants. Marijuana could not be smoked in public, expect for certain businesses like marijuana shops.

Uruguay To Sell Legal Marijuana For $1 A Gram

Uruguay's first marijuana club seeks to open.

URUGUAY: Uruguay’s drug tsar says the country plans to sell legal marijuana for $1 a gram to combat drug-trafficking, according to a local newspaper. The plan to create a government-run legal marijuana industry has passed the lower house of Congress, and Uruguay’s president, José Mujica, expects to push it through the Senate soon as part of Read the full article…

New Poll Finds Strong Backing To Legalize, Tax Marijuana In Texas

What's more surprising is the majority support on the question of outright legalization and regulation, as Colorado and Washington voters approved. The Texas poll shows 58 percent support for that but also a higher percentage of opponents, at 38 percent.

TEXAS: The pendulum has really swung out there in Texas on the questions of medical marijuana and treating possession of the weed as a fine-only, civil offense. A new poll released today by the advocacy group Marijuana Policy Project found comfortable majority support and nearly a nearly 2-1 margin on both questions.

New Poll Finds Strong Backing To Legalize, Tax Marijuana In Texas

Austin City Council will consider a resolution supporting medical marijuana in Texas.

TEXAS: The pendulum has really swung out there in Texas on the questions of medical marijuana and treating possession of the weed as a fine-only, civil offense. A new poll released today by the advocacy group Marijuana Policy Project found comfortable majority support and nearly a nearly 2-1 margin on both questions.