The Computer Code that is Deleting Thousands of Cannabis Charges and Freeing People to Work, Again

The Computer Code that is Deleting Thousands of Cannabis Charges and Freeing People to Work, Again. It started in San Francisco. Now it is Los Angeles and San Joaquin. Amnesty for cannabis crimes done in the past has been widely debated in and out of the cannabis community. As we…

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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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Dubious publicity: Toker Poker code name for Colorado marijuana bust also a smoker accessory

Published: Jun 29, 2017, 5:01 pm • Updated: Jun 29, 2017, 6:51 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff In the four years since they started selling an all-in-one smoker’s accessory — lighter sleeve, tamper and poker — Colorado entrepreneurs Matt and Leslie Bodenchuk were hitting their stride. Earlier this…

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DEA seeks dismissal of hemp industry lawsuit fighting drug code for “marihuana extracts”

Published: Jun 2, 2017, 6:38 pm • Updated: Jun 2, 2017, 7:10 pm By Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff The legal distinctions between marijuana and hemp are at the center of a debate in a federal lawsuit. The Drug Enforcement Administration stands firm on its drug code for “marihuana extracts”…

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At one Burger King, ordering ‘extra crispy fries’ a secret code to buy weed

Published: Jan 27, 2017, 8:19 am • Updated: Jan 27, 2017, 2:08 pm By The Associated Press EPPING, N.H. — Police say a Burger King manager and employee in New Hampshire have been arrested on drug charges after authorities were tipped off that drive-thru customers asked for “Nasty Boy” and…

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Tax troubles for cannabis industry: Why the pot-punitive IRS Code 280E isn’t going anywhere

Published: Oct 21, 2016, 6:33 am • Updated: Oct 21, 2016, 6:42 am By The Cannabist Staff We’re nearly three years into legal adult-use pot sales in Colorado, and IRS code 280E is still taking its toll on legal cannabis businesses. Adopted about 30 years ago, 280E disallows credits and…

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