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  1. Ron Strider

    MA: Ware Officials Seek Town Meeting OK For Marijuana Sales Local Tax Option

    Town officials are seeking to charge recreational marijuana sellers the "local tax option" permitted by state law. The revised Massachusetts recreational marijuana law, passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Charlie Baker in July, calls for recreational marijuana to be taxed 17 to 20...
  2. Ron Strider

    Marijuana Sales Surge 24 Percent In Nevada During Second Month Of Legalization

    Nevada's legal pot shops sold roughly $33.5 million worth of recreational marijuana products in August, the state Department of Taxation revealed Monday, an increase of nearly 24 percent compared to July, the first month of retail weed sales. Nearly a year after Nevadans voted to legalize...
  3. Ron Strider

    OR: Money From Marijuana

    Linn County Commissioner Roger Nyquist believes the $243,000 the county has received as its share of the marijuana sales tax should be funneled to the Juvenile Department and Linn County Drug Court. But the issue has not come yet come before the full board, which includes John Lindsey and...
  4. Ron Strider

    MT: Medical Marijuana Tax Rakes In $300K In First Quarter

    Montana medical marijuana providers paid about $300,000 in taxes for the first quarter, which ended in September. The tax was the first of its kind on the Montana medical marijuana industry, which is seeing a resurgence in enrollment after the passage of more comprehensive regulatory laws...
  5. Ron Strider

    Colorado Marijuana Sales Already Top $1 Billion in 2017

    Colorado marijuana sales continue to hit new milestones, surpassing $1 billion in sales two months earlier in 2017 than they did in 2016, according to tax-revenue data from the Colorado Department of Revenue. Totaling retail and medical marijuana sales tax from sales largely made through August...
  6. Ron Strider

    ME: Revenue, Cost Estimates Hazy On Marijuana Implementation

    With two weeks to go before lawmakers vote on new marijuana legislation, state analysts have yet to calculate the fiscal impact of Maine's adult-use cannabis bill. Lawmakers tasked with setting up the new recreational market had projected Maine would collect about $21.4 million a year in...
  7. Ron Strider

    Nevada Nets $3.7 Million In First Month Of Marijuana Tax Collections

    The Silver State is seeing green, having hauled in $3.68 million in state tax revenue during the first month of legal marijuana sales. The bulk of the revenue was generated by Nevada's 10 percent retail tax on sales of recreational marijuana, totaling $2.71 million in July, the Nevada...
  8. Ron Strider

    CA: New Cannabis Taxes Begin January 1, 2018

    If you sell cannabis or cannabis products, you must register with the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) for a seller's permit. Cannabis cultivators, processors, manufacturers, retailers, microbusinesses, and distributors making sales are required to obtain and maintain...
  9. Ron Strider

    South Australia Should Become The First State To Legalize Recreational Cannabis

    While the focus of the cannabis debate in South Australia has been on legalizing it for medical uses, the real job and investment creation opportunity lies in building a recreational cannabis industry. There are now nine states in the US, including California, where cannabis for recreational...
  10. Ron Strider

    Canada: Trudeau Wants To Impose A 10-Percent Federal Tax On Recreational Cannabis

    At the end of today's First Ministers Meeting in Ottawa, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told unsuspecting premiers about his plan to tax recreational cannabis. He proposed that the federal government impose a dollar-a-gram excise tax up to prices of $10. On cannabis priced higher than $10 a...
  11. Ron Strider

    NY: Money Woes Hamper Medical Marijuana Program

    New York's fledgling medical marijuana program has faced its share of obstacles: Tepid doctor interest, limited certified patients and a restrictive law that makes expansion difficult. But the main factor at the center of the state's ongoing struggle to build a sustainable medical marijuana...
  12. Ron Strider

    Big Weed Is On Board With Trudeau's Marijuana Tax Plan

    Canada's biggest medical cannabis producers are seeing their stock prices rise after the federal government announced a plan to levy a one dollar per gram tax on recreational marijuana sales, once the drug becomes legal in July. Shares of Canopy Growth Corporation, Canada's largest cannabis...
  13. Ron Strider

    Legal Pot Sales In Nevada Projected To Raise $120 Million In Tax Revenue

    Sin City–and other areas of Nevada–are raising some serious cash with their latest vice. July was the first month of legal recreational marijuana sales in the state, which has just announced the tax impact. All totaled, medical and recreational cannabis sales generated $3.68 million in tax...
  14. Ron Strider

    Maine Panel Divvies Up Tax Revenue From Sales Of Marijuana

    A Maine legislative panel agreed Thursday on how to divvy tax revenue from recreational marijuana sales after putting the kibosh on drive-thru sales, internet sales and home delivery. The Joint Select Committee on Marijuana Legalization Implementation wants to provide 5 percent to towns that...
  15. Ron Strider

    Michigan Has Barely Made Any Money Off Marijuana. That Ends Next Year

    Nine years after the legalization of medical marijuana in Michigan, not only are the rules confusing, but state and municipalities with medical marijuana ordinances have made little revenue from the industry. The product has not been taxed and the hundreds of dispensaries statewide are not...
  16. Ron Strider

    NJ: 3 Things Change No Matter Who Succeeds Christie (Yes, Marijuana's On The List)

    Come January, things will change in the state of New Jersey no matter who the state taps to succeed Gov. Chris Christie. Christie, a Republican, will leave office after eight years. It'll be the first time in nearly three decades the state's residents have had that amount of time the same...
  17. Ron Strider

    Nevada Supreme Court To Settle Marijuana Distribution Fight

    The legal saga of who can transport recreational marijuana to the state's pot shops continues, with the Nevada Supreme Court issuing a temporary injunction prohibiting the state Department of Taxation from licensing marijuana businesses as distributors. The Supreme Court, in an order dated...
  18. Ron Strider

    Committee Proposes 20 Percent Sales Tax On Recreational Marijuana

    Mainers could pay a 20 percent sales tax on purchases of recreational marijuana if a bill proposed by the Legislature's marijuana implementation committee becomes law. The tax is double what was proposed in a ballot initiative approved by voters last year. But it's similar to the effective...
  19. Ron Strider

    Nevada Tax Commission Again Says No To Liquor Distributors In Marijuana Fight

    The Nevada Tax Commission on Tuesday dealt another blow to liquor distributors hoping to hold a monopoly on distributing retail marijuana throughout the state. Tax commissioners voted to uphold a determination by the Nevada Tax Department that there are not enough licensed liquor distributors...
  20. Ron Strider

    CA: Court's Dismissal Of Mendocino County Cannabis Tax Lawsuit Appealed

    The plaintiffs in a lawsuit claiming Mendocino County's cannabis business tax is unconstitutional have appealed the court's decision to dismiss the suit. "All consumers of medical cannabis will ultimately pay that new tax, which is in addition to all the ordinary sales and other taxes that...
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