Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz: Time to remove cannabis-industry-punishing 280E from tax code

Published: Nov 8, 2017, 11:11 am • Updated: Nov 8, 2017, 11:11 am By Matt Gaetz, Guest Commentary In 1981, a Tax Court judge ruled on tax deductions taken by Mr. Jeff Edmonson, a man with a unique business: the large-scale distribution of drugs. For the tax year in question,…

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House, Senate Bills Aim To Remove Barriers To Marijuana Research

This week, Congressmen Andy Harris, M.D. (R-MD-01), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-03), H. Morgan Griffith (R-VA-09), and Sam Farr (D-CA-20) will be introducing the Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2016. This bill heeds the calls of the medical research community to address the burdensome processes that currently impede legitimate medical research on…

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Illinois Senate Approves Bill To Remove Criminal Penalties For Marijuana Possession

The Illinois Senate approved a bill 40-14 on Tuesday that would replace criminal penalties with a civil fine for possession of a personal amount of marijuana. It will now go to the House for further consideration. SB 2228, introduced by Sen. Heather Steans (D-Chicago), would make possession of up to…

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Federal Politicians Urge Obama To Remove Barriers To Research On Medical Marijuana

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), joined by a bipartisan group of 26 Senators and Representatives, today sent a letter urging President Obama to remove barriers to research on medical marijuana and facilitate new medical research on cannabis and its derivatives. “Twenty-three states have passed laws establishing medical cannabis programs and…

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Sign The Petition To Remove Debbie Wasserman Schultz As DNC Chair Over Marijuana Hypocrisy

(image via Wikipedia) Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Chair of the National Democratic Committee (DNC), is completely opposed to legalizing cannabis, referring to it as a “mind-altering substance” comparable to heroin. Despite this opposition, Schultz receives thousands of dollars in donations from the alcohol industry, including from lobbying groups such as Bacardi USA,…

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Bernie Sanders To Introduce Legislation to Remove Marijuana from Controlled Substance Act

One day after announcing at George Mason University that he plans to introduce legislation to remove marijuana from the list of controlled substances, Senator Bernie Sanders took to the Senate floor to give an impassioned speech about how marijuana prohibition has failed. In a speech that lasted ten minutes, Sanders drew…

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