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  1. Ron Strider

    Marijuana And 'Mayhem' In Nevada

    Nevada stands alone in its unprecedented rush to sell recreational marijuana. This wild ride to "Early Start" has already resulted in national embarrassment with a self-created "pot emergency" being declared on July 6, just five days into sales. The July 1 "Early Start" date was unilaterally...
  2. Ron Strider

    Judge Denies Nevada Marijuana Distribution Injunction Request

    Carson City District Judge James Todd Russell on Thursday denied a preliminary injunction sought by liquor distributors to stop the Nevada Tax Department from letting marijuana licensees get into the business of transporting pot from growers to retailers. Russell said liquor wholesalers have...
  3. Ron Strider

    CO: Denver Looks At Possible Changes To Marijuana Taxes

    Industry experts and city officials on Monday laid out new ways Denver could tax marijuana customers and companies as part of the ongoing search for rates that are high enough to bring in major money but low enough not to push people into the black market. Possible options included raising...
  4. Ron Strider

    Utah Approves Signature-Gathering For 2018 Medical Marijuana Initiative

    Medical marijuana supporters in Utah received a go-ahead from state election officials Thursday to start gathering signatures needed to qualify the measure for the November 2018 ballot. Utah Patients Coalition officials said they will begin collecting signatures next week – with a stated goal...
  5. Ron Strider

    CO: Citizens For Safer Neighborhoods Wants Retail Marijuana In The Springs

    There's a new group in town that's serious about bringing retail pot shops to Colorado Springs. Citizens for Safer Neighborhoods describes itself as "a group of dedicated Colorado Springs business professionals committed to enhancing safety and the economic vitality of Colorado Springs through...
  6. Ron Strider

    ME: Lawmakers Propose 20% Tax On Recreational Marijuana

    Recreational marijuana would be taxed at 20 percent, with 5 percent of that paid to communities that host growing or retail facilities, under a plan proposed Tuesday by a committee drawing up regulations for the new industry. Lawmakers proposed a 10 percent wholesale tax, or excise tax, and a...
  7. Ron Strider

    ME: Legislative Panel Mulls Raising 10 Percent Tax On Marijuana

    As the legalization of recreational marijuana sales in Maine nears, a legislative panel has spent months pondering the best way to tax pot to bring in state revenue, fund regulatory enforcement and discourage the illicit market. In November, legalization of recreational marijuana was...
  8. Ron Strider

    Maine Legislative Panel Mulls Raising 10 Percent Tax On Marijuana

    As the legalization of recreational marijuana sales in Maine nears, a legislative panel has spent months pondering the best way to tax pot to bring in state revenue, fund regulatory enforcement and discourage the illicit market. In November, legalization of recreational marijuana was...
  9. Ron Strider

    MA: Legal Marijuana Bill Finally Reaches Gov. Baker's Desk

    The Legislature sent its rewrite of the voter-approved legal marijuana bill, with a higher tax rate and less power for voters, to the governor on Thursday, 255 days after about 1.8 million voters put the law on the books. House and Senate negotiators had planned to get a bill to Gov. Charlie...
  10. Ron Strider

    Colorado's Marijuana Tax Revenue Now Exceeds Half A Billion Dollars

    These days, cannabis is Colorado's cash crop. (Ciao, corn!) In the three-and-a-half years since the state began allowing adults to purchase marijuana for recreational use, cannabis has contributed more than half a billion dollars in tax revenue to both state and local coffers. That's...
  11. Ron Strider

    MA: Breaking Down The Compromise Marijuana Bill

    After months of indecision, lawmakers have finally agreed on how to tax recreational marijuana. It's not the 12 percent tax voters approved last November. But some residents think it could be enough to stop the black market in marijuana. Lawmakers on Monday reached an agreement on...
  12. Ron Strider

    MA: Legislature Seeks To Double Tax On Recreational Marijuana

    The State's Marijuana Conference Committee wants to nearly double the taxes on recreational marijuana to 20 percent, a compromise between lawmakers who want to honor the rate specified in the ballot question of 12 percent, and those who want a substantial increase. The report by the...
  13. Ron Strider

    MA: Pot Taxes Could Hit 20 Percent Under Compromise Bill

    More than two weeks after blowing their self-imposed deadline to create a marijuana bill, state representatives and senators reached a compromise that would tax pot by as much as 20 percent. A committee of three state reps and three state senators had been working to merge House and Senate...
  14. Ron Strider

    Marijuana Shortage Prompts Emergency In Nevada; Tax Officials Weigh Changes

    Sales of recreational marijuana have blown past expectations in Nevada, threatening to leave some dispensaries with empty shelves. After Gov. Brian Sandoval endorsed a statement of emergency in the first week of legal sales, regulators are looking to bolster the supply chain. The Nevada Tax...
  15. Ron Strider

    Here's Why Nevada's Marijuana Supply Can't Keep Up With Sales

    Dispensaries in Nevada are facing a pot shortage and lost sales could result in less funding for the state’s schoolchildren. Recreational pot is taxed at 33% to 38%, depending on local regulations. A 10% sales tax goes to the Nevada's rainy day fund, but a 15% cultivation tax on cannabis sales...
  16. Ron Strider

    Nevada's Half-Hearted Marijuana Legalization Guarantees A Healthy Black Market

    Are Nevada officials actually trying to preserve the state's marijuana black market? In the first four days that Nevada residents could legally purchase marijuana for recreational uses, state retailers made $3 million in sales—and lined the state government's coffers to the tune of a cool...
  17. beez0404

    When did cannabis seeds become more valuable then gold?

    I just finished visiting a couple of the 420 magazine site cannabis seed sponsors. I won't mention names so as not to embarrass anyone. But $32.37 for a single Pineapple Chunk seed? They are in the UK and are charging $5.40 tax. TAX and I'm in the US. So I'm already up to $37.77 and didn't...
  18. Ron Strider

    Nevada's Recreational Marijuana Industry Has Powerful Momentum

    When legislators estimated that as much as $100 million in state tax revenue could be generated in the first two years of Nevada's recreational marijuana industry, they couldn't have seen this coming. Through the first four days of legalization, starting July 1, the new industry made $3...
  19. Ron Strider

    Alaska's Marijuana Industry Tax Revenue Reaches $1M

    Alaska's marijuana industry has brought in more than $1 million in tax revenue since commercial sales began in October. Revenue passed the mark on June 30, which was the due date for Alaska cannabis growers to pay taxes collected in May, The Juneau Empire reported. The state's May money...
  20. Ron Strider

    How Much Could New Zealand Earn From Taxing Legal Cannabis

    A regulated market in cannabis would net $70 million in new tax revenue, independent analysis carried out for Stuff reveals. The New Zealand Institute of Economic Research modeling shows a 25 per cent excise tax on legal marijuana would raise $40m, on top of an extra $30m from GST. The...
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