Professor Benjamin Leff, a tax law expert at American University Washington College of Law, thinks he has a clever solution to free legit marijuana dealers from the Feds insane tax laws, run your business as a social welfare organization under 501(c)(4).
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Marijuana law reform is gaining some serious momentum in New York, as we approach the end of this year’s legislative session. Recent polling data released by Siena Research Institute revealed that 82% of New Yorkers support the medical use of marijuana. Fortunately for New York lawmakers, they can Read More »
Last year, the National Cancer Institute, “the U.S. government’s principal agency for cancer research,” created a stir by publishing the truth: the molecules found in pot kill breast & lung cancers in lab tests.
On Friday, the Organization of American States (OAS) released a ground-breaking report on hemispheric drug control that includes not only an assessment of the current state of affairs, but also looks at a number of alternate scenarios for future directions in drug policy, including explicit analysis of possible regulation... Read More »
Washington has already begun training new police dogs that do not alert police to marijuana, and Colorado is now getting on board. It’s crucial for these two states to train new police dogs because marijuana is no longer illegal, and a false alarm from a drug dog for marijuana would lead to an illegal search.
Patrick Dempsey, the ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ actor and owner of Seattle-based Tully’s Coffee said, “Coffee is good for your mind—it’s basically a legalized drug. The next step is selling marijuana, of course. There’s a business model there. You could present it in a beautiful, elegant way: a Michelin-starred coffee shop where you can get marijuana.”
Reason-Rupe has just released new polling data that revealed only a minuscule percentage of Americans believe that marijuana use and possession should result in jail time. When asked which approach they thought the government and law enforcement should take toward someone found smoking marijuana or in possession of Read More »
The 5th monthly Smoke Down Prohibition rally in Philadelphia ended with police breaking through the crowd to arrest several individuals for smoking marijuana, including the primary organizer of the event and the man that was speaking at the time. Several, including New Jersey Senate candidate Don DeZarn, were given citations and released.
Advocates applaud Illinois legislature on HB1, but pledge to pursue follow-up bill to improve the law The Illinois Senate voted 35-21 today to pass HB1, the “Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act,” which creates a framework to protect physicians and certain qualified medical marijuana patients Read More »
New York Senator Liz Krueger revealed a draft of her bill “Marijuana Regulation, and Taxation Act” last week. The legalization bill resembles Colorado’s Amendment 64, allowing 6 plants for home growers. Marijuana would be regulated by the New York State Liquor Authority and taxed up to $50 an ounce.