Search:
Login:
OR

Marijuana Blog

California NORML Opposes Medical-Only Marijuana Tax

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, February, 12th 2016 by THCFinder

california marijuanaA bill to impose a new 15% state excise tax on retail purchases of medical marijuana has been proposed in the California legislature (SB 987 by Sen. McGuire).  The tax would be in addition to the current 7.5+% sales tax plus various local business taxes assessed by some localities.

“At this time when providers already face burdensome new costs under the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act (MMRSA), it is unwise and inappropriate to impose any new state tax on medical marijuana,” says California NORML director Dale Gieringer.  Many patient advocates regard any taxes on medicine as unjust in principle.

The tax in SB 987 is modeled on a similar 15% tax that would be imposed on all marijuana purchases under the proposed AUMA (Adult Use of Marijuana Act) legalization initiative.  “If AUMA passes, SB 897 is redundant and moot,” says Gieringer, “If not, it will only encourage marijuana suppliers to move to the illegal, untaxed, unregulated adult use market.”

Proceeds of the tax would be divided between the general fund, local oversight agencies, state parks, drug and alcohol treatment programs,  and environmental restoration for land damaged by illegal growers.  In a statement, Sen. McGuire said that the taxes are needed to compensate “communities that have long been paying the price of the negative effects of cultivation brought on by the ‘bad actors’ who destroy the environment and bring in crime.”

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/california-norml-opposes-medical-only-marijuana-tax/


Comments

Federal Bill Would Prevent College Kids With Drug Convictions From Losing Financial Aid

Category: News | Posted on Fri, February, 12th 2016 by THCFinder

Ever since it was determined years ago that youthful mistakes should disqualify a person from having a fair shot at a solid future, getting Uncle Sam to cough up financial aid for college has been somewhere between extremely difficult to virtually impossible for those students marred by a drug conviction. However, a group of bipartisan lawmakers emerged this week with a piece of legislation intended to repeal the law that has crippled so many students from furthering their education because a drug offense disqualified them from financial aid.

The Stopping Unfair Collateral Consequences from Ending Student Success Act, or SUCCESS Act, introduced by Senators Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Orrin Hatch of Utah and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, would crush the current standard of rejecting federal financial aid for drug offenders by eliminating the interrogating portion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form that forces students to confess all of the drug-related transgressions for which they have been convicted.

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/federal-bill-would-prevent-college-kids-drug-convictions-losing-financial-aid


Comments

Blunt Art

Category: Fun | Posted on Thu, February, 11th 2016 by THCFinder


Comments


Search







Blog Categories

Popular Articles

Latest Offers In Your Area
Recent Blog Posts
Download Our App!
21.3 Miles Away | Ventura thru TO,
7.7 Miles Away | Los Angeles,
15.4 Miles Away | Anaheim,
June 29, 2016 | Category: Tokers
June 29, 2016 | Category: Events
June 29, 2016 | Category: Videos
Mobile Apps
Copyright 2016 THCFinder.com
All Rights Reserved.
Dispensaries      Strains      About Us      Friends      API / Widgets      Privacy Policy      Terms of Use      Investors      Contact Us