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Academia Shuts the Door on Weed

You’d think college campuses would be havens for the marijuana community. They’re liberal, they’re full of young people smoking dope for the first time, and a few of them celebrate special cannabis holidays. But try lighting up a J on campus most days, and you’re more likely to encounter hostility than acceptance. Terrified of federal […]

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Prevail In The Face Of Rising Taxes

There have been many instances throughout history when state governments find themselves on the opposing sides of the federal government. One particular issue that has become increasingly prominent recently is the legalization of marijuana. At present marijuana has already been legalized for medical use in 18 states and in Washington D.C. In fact, Washington and […]

IRS Clamps Down On Medical Marijuana Trade

As far as paying taxes are concerned, the marijuana industry is still in a bit of a flux. Although already legal for medical use in 18 states and Washington D.C., marijuana is still considered a controlled substance by the federal government. So by extension, the IRS–which is a federal organization–considers marijuana an illegal substance as […]

Tax Problems Plague Marijuana Industry

Although it was originally intended as a way to prevent traffickers of illegal drugs from benefiting from tax deductions, Section 280E has since become a thorn in the side of legal marijuana dealers all over the United States. Implemented in 1982, the provision in the U.S. tax code was originally intended to prevent dealers in […]

Marijuana Dealers Hit Hard By The IRS

Marijuana dispensaries in the United States may be operating within the bounds of state law, but they might as well be illegal as far as the IRS is concerned. Although allowed to conduct business in 18 states in the U.S. and in Washington D.C., hundreds of dispensaries are subject to exorbitant tax rates–as much as […]

Tax Laws Target Medical Marijuana Industry

Tax laws are notorious for being difficult to deal with, but the laws regarding the taxation of marijuana are especially challenging. At present, 18 states and Washington D.C.  have legalized the use of marijuana for medical purposes, and Colorado and Washington have even decriminalized recreational use. Even so, the IRS basically places legal marijuana dealers […]

Paul Ryan Claims To Be OK With Medical Marijuana States

The opening salvo in disinformation regarding medical marijuana has been fired by Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan. Yesterday, in an interview with a Colorado radio station, KRDO – TV Ryan stated that he believed that the states which have voted for medical marijuana, although it goes against federal guidelines, should be allowed to decide […]