California agency recommends major overhaul to state’s cannabis taxes

California’s struggling cannabis industry didn’t get the recommendation many hoped for — a call to sharply lower the industry’s tax rate — but a long-awaited state report did suggest a marijuana tax overhaul. The report from California’s nonpartisan Legislative Analyst Office, released Tuesday, Dec. 17, says lawmakers should ditch the…

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City of Denver attorney recommends licensing of first legal marijuana club

Published: Feb 15, 2018, 12:05 pm • Updated: Feb 15, 2018, 12:05 pm By The Associated Press DENVER — A Colorado business is closer to becoming one of the nation’s first legal marijuana clubs. Owners of The Coffee Joint plan to charge an entry fee to the bring-your-own marijuana space,…

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Minnesota Advisory Panel Recommends Adding Intractable Pain As Qualifying Condition For Medical Marijuana

The Minnesota Office of Medical Cannabis Intractable Pain Advisory Committee posted its recommendations on the question of whether intractable pain should be a medical cannabis qualifying condition late Wednesday. A majority of the panel opposed adding intractable pain, despite marijuana’s relative safety when compared to commonly prescribed pain medications. The…

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Advisory Board Recommends Expanding Illinois’ Medical Marijuana Program, Again

(via firedoglake.com) An advisory board that has been tasked with reviewing Illinois’ medical marijuana program and recommending expansions to the list of qualifying conditions has determined that there needs to be more conditions that qualify to become a medical marijuana patient in Illinois. This is not the first time that…

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