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    Legalized marijuana spreads to two more states and D.C. Next up, California. (Christian Science Monitor)

    by  • November 6, 2014 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    With the November 4th midterm marijuana ballot measure behind us, all eyes are moving towards California. And while many policy experts are certain marijuana legalization with appear on California ballots in 2016, many variables in the policy landscape, such as 2017 presidential elections, make further forecasting virtually impossible.

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    The Other Way to Legalize Marijuana: D.C. is about to make pot legal. Good, but it should keep the cannabis industry out

    by  • November 5, 2014 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    UCLA professor and marijuana policy analyst Mark Kleiman takes us into the world of D.C.’s Initiative 71. This initiative is the first ballot measure in the US to receive enough votes to legalize recreational use but not commercial retail. While not perfect, this model could favor transitions to alternative commercialization models yet to be implemented in...

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    Reuters: Washington, D.C., panel weighs decriminalizing marijuana

    by  • January 15, 2014 • Daily Digests, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Good news for pot smokers in our nation’s Capitol.  Getting caught with a joint could soon be less painful than forgetting to pay your parking meter. Writer Ian Simpson gets the scoop on a proposed law that could save on law enforcement costs and give inequitably prosecuted minorities a break.>>>>>>>>> Reuters: Washington, D.C., panel...

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    Business Insider: Why Selling Weed in Washington State Could Be a Huge Pain in the Neck

    by  • January 15, 2014 • Daily Digests, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Business Insider writer Harrison Jacobs interviews legal professionals regarding the emerging frontier of small business operation in a mostly legal marijuana industry.  Among other discoveries, Jacobs finds that the IRS demands you pay taxes on your profits but then will not offer a deduction from your expenses connected to your ill gotten gains.  >>>>>>>>>>>...

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    The Daily Chronic: Bill Introduced to Protect Washington State Medical Marijuana Program

    by  • January 15, 2014 • Daily Digests, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Medical Marijuana advocates in Washington are not going to disappear without a fight.  With full legal “Happy Hour” marijuana being implemented, this group with Americans for Safe Access at the epicenter wants to preserve patient’s rights and home grows through legislative action. >>>>>>>>>> The Daily Chronic:  Bill Introduced to Protect Washington State Medical Marijuana...

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    The New York Times: Banks Say No to Marijuana Money, Legal or Not

    by  • January 11, 2014 • Daily Digests, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    The banks say “no thanks” and marijuana proprietors are left in the lurch.  Certain financial tasks of running a compliant operation are as difficult to orchestrate as black market money drops.  NYT writer Serge F. Kovaleski follows cash toting businessmen and uncovers the conundrum that local tax collectors and bankers face when accepting medicinal...

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