Worst-case scenario: Why more pot businesses are suddenly getting audited by the IRS

Published: Oct 13, 2016, 9:20 am • Updated: Oct 13, 2016, 9:20 am By The Cannabist Staff The IRS’ auditors have been paying closer attention to the cannabis industry of late, says James Thorburn, an attorney with Thorburn Walker LLC in Greenwood Village, Colo. Thorburn, whose areas of practice include…

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In the voting booth: Court says voters can decide on Arkansas medical marijuana plan

Published: Oct 13, 2016, 10:00 am • Updated: Oct 13, 2016, 6:16 pm By The Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Voters will have their say on at least one Arkansas medical marijuana proposal this November, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Justices sided with supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment…

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Water Conservation Will Be Prime Beneficiary of California Cannabis Legalization

Please share! Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest By Cynthia Salarizadeh The long-anticipated legalization of cannabis in California will produce many benefits in the judicial, social, economic and legal sectors, but its greatest – and least acknowledged – benefit will be in water conservation and environmental protection. That’s because illegal cannabis grow sites…

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Minors can Now Become Medical Cannabis Patients in Connecticut

Please share! Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Connecticut House Bill 5450, signed into law by Governor Dannel P. Malloy earlier this year, is now in full effect. This means that those under 18 with certain qualifying conditions can legally use cannabis for medical uses if they receive a recommendation from a…

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Ditching the bag of chips: How cooking with cannabis is becoming a fine-dining affair

Published: Oct 13, 2016, 8:26 am • Updated: Oct 13, 2016, 8:26 am By Kristen Wyatt, The Associated Press LYONS, Colo. — How to set a tone of woodsy chic at a four-course candlelight dinner served under the stars in the Colorado foothills: Live musicians and flowers, check. Award-winning cuisine,…

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This Canadian province says the minimum age for buying legal marijuana should be 25

Published: Oct 13, 2016, 11:28 am • Updated: Oct 13, 2016, 11:28 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff If Canada were to legalize marijuana, sales should be limited to adults over the age of 25, Ottawa’s public health agency officials say. Age restrictions are one of 33 recommendations Ottawa…

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