Republican-Led Bill To Legalize And Tax Marijuana Emerges As Alternative To Democratic Measures

A new Republican-led congressional marijuana legalization bill is imminent, Marijuana Moment has learned. The measure is being framed by advocates as a compromise between simple descheduling as proposed by other GOP lawmakers and wide-ranging comprehensive legislation that Democratic leaders are championing. Marijuana Moment obtained text of the draft legislation, which is being led by Rep. […]

Judge OK’s online medical marijuana ordering

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Leafly and similar sites will be able to resume contracting with Florida medical-marijuana operators to allow patients to order products online, under a ruling issued Monday by an administrative law judge. Florida health officials this year stopped medical-marijuana operators from using Leafly and other third-party sites to process patient orders, saying the […]

Miller introduces cannabis office bill | Eastern/Southeast Queens News

Councilmembers Daneek Miller (D-St. Albans) and Darma Diaz (D-Brooklyn) introduced legislation last week that would create an Office of Cannabis Business Services to ensure compliance with state regulations and monitor the social equity provisions of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act citywide. If implemented, Intro. 2421 would allow for the monitoring of regulations in accordance with the […]

IRS Launches Cannabis-Industry Focused Compliance Initiative

It is widely known that trafficking in controlled substances is a crime under federal law. Traffickers and would-be traffickers be warned, however, that if you do choose to make income from trafficking in Schedule I or II controlled substances (including cannabis, cocaine, or psychedelic mushrooms), that income is fully taxable by the U.S. government. And, […]

SAFE Banking Act would make cannabis business easier

If approved by the U.S. Senate, the bill would make it easier for shops to borrow money and take credit card payments. When Phil Smith and Jenny Roseman first started their cannabis delivery business Freshly Baked, they struggled to scrounge together enough money to begin operations. Since their business isn’t federally recognized, only a handful […]

D.C. City Council Schedules Hearing on Allowing Cannabis Sales

The Washington, D.C. City Council has scheduled a public hearing next month to consider legislation to allow adult-use cannabis sales in the district, DCist reports. D.C. voters approved broad cannabis legalization in 2014 but rolling out legal sales has been blocked by federal law due to the fact that the Capitol city is under the […]