Denver risking tax dollars by “ineffectively” auditing marijuana businesses, city auditor alleges

Denver’s process for auditing marijuana businesses is inadequate and has potentially cost the city countless tax dollars allocated for public service programs, the city auditor alleged Thursday. In a scathing new report, Denver auditor and certified public accountant Timothy M. O’Brien evaluated the city’s methods, strategies and standards for auditing…

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Ohio should continue medical marijuana program despite ‘multiple’ flaws, state auditor says

Published: Feb 21, 2018, 3:59 pm • Updated: Feb 21, 2018, 3:59 pm By The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — The state auditor says Ohio should continue its medical marijuana program despite “multiple” flaws in selecting grower applicants. Republican Auditor David Yost says the program’s flaws should be handled by…

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Denver marijuana regulators’ oversight improved, but still lacking tax transparency, auditor says

Published: Dec 7, 2017, 4:49 pm • Updated: Dec 7, 2017, 5:04 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Denver’s Office of Marijuana Policy has successfully implemented some suggestions made last year by the city’s auditor; however, the regulatory office continues to fall short on full transparency about how pot…

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Auditor slams California sheriff’s use of funds from cannabis permits to bust illegal grows

Published: Aug 11, 2017, 11:17 am • Updated: Aug 11, 2017, 11:17 am By Paul Elias, The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — A California county auditor is accusing a sheriff of improperly spending some of the $ 1 million his department received in fees from legal pot growers to go…

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Auditor: Denver needs more pot-tax transparency

Published: Oct 20, 2016, 2:45 pm • Updated: Oct 21, 2016, 7:28 am By Jesse Paul, The Denver Post Denver’s Office of Marijuana Policy should do more to improve its public presence and increase transparency about the use of recreational-pot tax revenue, according to a report released Thursday by the city’s auditor.…

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