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Sacramento Pot Shop Refuses to Negotiate with IRS

It has been a while since I have seen news about the tax problems of medical marijuana dispensaries.  The one I saw today involves a Sacramento-based pot shop by the name of Canna Care.  The IRS has imposed an $873,000 … Continue reading

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Colorado Can’t Tax Pot Sales Without Voter Approval

On November 6th, Colorado voters approved a constitutional amendment (Amendment 64) legalizing recreational marijuana.  Over 54 percent of voters were in favor of the constitutional amendment, but it would be interesting to know how many of those people are “non-smokers.”  … Continue reading

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Voters Have Spoken: They Like Their Pot and Soda

Medical marijuana has been legal in California and other states for some time now, but Washington and Colorado are the first states to legalize recreational pot.  Do they realize the tax problems that they will face in the future?  The problems that … Continue reading

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Governors Seek Marijuana Reclassification

In October the federal government took California medical marijuana dispensaries by storm, intent on shutting them down permanently. You may recall that even the IRS was involved in this operation, hitting them with audits and seemingly creating tax problems out of … Continue reading

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Pot Permits Suspended in Sacramento

Tonight the Sacramento City Council voted to halt issuance of any new medical marijuana dispensary permits until the dust settles from the federal crackdown. But don’t take this to mean that the city will be surrendering to the bullying of … Continue reading

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Landlords are on Frontlines of Pot War

Federal prosecutors are shutting down California pot dispensaries with the efficiency of a nuclear bomb. Instead of chasing around the dispensary operators, they are focusing on those who lease commercial spaces to them. Even though California legalized marijuana for medicinal … Continue reading

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CA Medical Pot Crackdown: AG Gives Her Two Cents

A few weeks ago, Washington bullies swept in on California’s medical marijuana playground, intent on shutting them down permanently.  Today in comes Big Sister to see if she can break up the fight a bit.  CA Attorney General, Kamala Harris, issued … Continue reading

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Feds Say CA Pot Shops are Just Fronts for Illegal Trafficking

Today the US Attorneys announced that they are cracking down on marijuana dispensaries in California, not because they are illegal under federal law (although they are) or because they are not paying their taxes.  No, the real problem is that many of them, … Continue reading

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Feds Threaten to Shut Down CA Pot Shops

It seems the recent IRS audit of Harborside Health Centerwas only foreshadowing of something bigger. The tax problems were the least of their worries. Several California marijuana dispensaries received love letters this week from the US Attorneys Office demanding that they shut down in 45 … Continue reading

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Weed Wars in Oakland, CA

Oakland’s Harborside pot dispensary has a nifty slogan: “Out of the Shadows, Into the Light.” It’s actually a pretty good description of what the Internal Revenue Service has done with their tax returns recently. Ever since California legalized marijuana for medical purposes, … Continue reading

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