The legal cannabis industry will continue to be treated like illegal drug smugglers, under a ruling issued Thursday by the US Tax Court. In a closely watched case, Harborside Health may be on the hook for millions in back taxes owed due to IRS Rule 280E. In a highly watched case, the Court ruled that Harborside Health Center of Oakland—one of...
The CBD craze is officially coming to Mexico. The country’s Federal Commission for Protection Against Sanitary Risks (their version of the US Food and Drug Administration) last week approved 38 products containing the popular, nonintoxicating cannabinoid. Products including gummies, capsules, topicals, and even an infused energy drink will soon be available to consumers and medical patients, with no prescription necessary. Seven...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah state lawmakers will meet Monday in a special session of the Legislature to make changes to a medical marijuana law passed by voters in the midterm election. Gov. Gary Herbert on Friday formally called the special session, which will begin at 10 a.m. The session is part of a pre-election compromise struck by the main...
Attention would-be cannabis store operators, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has published the required fees for cannabis retail-related licenses and authorization. And, it’s at least $10,000 for the first store. The AGCO released its guide for regulating cannabis retail earlier this month. Among the requirements: a retail operator license ($6,000), a retail store authorization for each outpost ($4,000), and...
Han Solo was a smuggler. Goldfinger was a smuggler. And so were many of the real-life leaders of the American revolution, who earned their livings by sneaking tea, sugar, and other foreign goods into the colonies without paying the hefty taxes on imports imposed by the crown. Rumor has it that Thomas Jefferson may have even smuggled some Chinese...
Less than a decade ago, you’d be hard pressed to find anything remotely reflective of your personality that was worthy of accessorizing your cannabis lifestyle. Tacky blacklight posters, Grateful Dead dancing bears, and pot leaf memorabilia routinely stocked inside Spencer’s stores at the mall were the norm. But for a punk-feminist-art school-weirdo like myself, it took about 10 years before...
The Roll-Up features co-hosts Bruce Barcott, Ben Adlin, and Alyssa Yeoman in a Friday morning roundtable about the week’s top cannabis news. Leafly Podcast The Roll-Up #62: Huge Security Cows in South Korea This week: Massachusetts sells a sh-ton of cannabis, South Korea OKs CBD oil, a postal worker gang pulls a weed heist, and Ben and Alyssa square off over proper FaceTime...