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Pennsylvania Governor Wants to Decriminalize Marijuana

Category: Legalization | Posted on Fri, May, 22nd 2015 by THCFinder

While the fate of Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program remains in the hands of House Health Committee Chair Matt Baker, who said last week that he has no plans to submit the Senate approved proposal to the House of Representatives, Governor Tom Wolf has come forward in hopes of opening up the discussion of leading the state into the light of marijuana reform – specifically with decriminalization.

In a recent interview with Pittsburgh’s Channel 11, Wolf expressed his desire to decriminalize marijuana possession across the state because he feels the current prohibitionary standard is destroying families. 

“I believe, for a number of reasons, that we ought to decriminalize marijuana use,” said Wolf. “I think our prisons are over-crowded as a result of people going to jail for reasons that, you know, we break up families for reasons that we shouldn’t.”

“We destroy lives and we make it hard to find employment,” he went on to explain. “So often right now possession of a small amount is a felony and an employer looks at that and dismisses (the person) automatically.”

While the governor did not voice his total opinion of Representative Baker’s unwillingness to send medical marijuana legislation through to the House for consideration, he did say that medicinal cannabis should be left up to the discretion of physicians.

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Category: Fun | Posted on Thu, May, 21st 2015 by THCFinder


Marijuana industry could grow fast with tax bill

Category: News | Posted on Thu, May, 21st 2015 by THCFinder

As marijuana businesses expand in Washington State, a bill being debated in Olympia could prompt the industry to grow even more.

Producers, processors and retail shop owners are closely watching HB 2136, which would rework some of the current regulations and change the tax structure. Some marijuana businesses say it's nearly impossible to make any money under the current tax structure.

"We've learned a lot since I-502 passed," says Rep. Reuven Carlyle (D-Seattle), the bill's primary sponsor. "This is an update, and a modernization of the current initiative."

Right now, marijuana laws apply a 25 percent excise tax on each level of the system: producer to a processor, processor to a retailer, and retailer to the customer. In addition, B&O taxes on the production and local retail sales taxes apply.

For those who operate as a producer and a processor, a common business model, they're hit with three taxes.

HB 2136 would collapse the tax burden, into one, 37 percent excise tax.

Large scale producer/processors, like OMG Sykes in Snohomish County, say simplifying the tax structure will allow businesses to more easily operate, and make money.

"With where the prices are in the market, it's very tough to compete," said John Knutsen, co-owner of OMG Sykes, one of the largest operations in the state.

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Free Marijuana Job Fair Coming To Las Vegas

Category: Events | Posted on Thu, May, 21st 2015 by THCFinder

now hiring marijuana job jobsIf you are looking to get into the Nevada marijuana industry, there is a free job fair coming up next month. Below are the details, via the events Facebook page:

When: Sunday, June 14, 2015 from 12:30pm – 6:30pm

Where: Plaza Hotel, 1 Main Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101, 800-634-6575

Cost: Free Admission – Open to the public
Industry Speakers: Take the podium at 1:00 pm sharp

Movers and Shakers: Talk one-on-one with Nevada-licensed cannabis cultivation, production, dispensary and testing facility owners, as well as a variety of cannabis industry booths/vendors. Local experts will also be speaking about this exciting new industry and what it takes to become a part of it.

Networking 101: Use every opportunity to talk with people. You never know what direction your employment search will take.

Come Prepared: Dress professionally. Bring copies of your resume, business cards (if applicable), and a list of references.

Engage: Shake hands, be attentive, upbeat, and positive, ask questions, collect business cards, and take notes.

Attend the Oaksterdam University Classic Seminar June 12-15: Nothing makes a candidate stand out more than a strong cannabis education and Oaksterdam University is the most reputable and recognizable cannabis college in the United States.

Thank People You Meet: Thank them in person, send a follow up thank you note or email and let them know you’re interested in their company and what they do.

Event Banner by @Harebear on instagram




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