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2018 Farm Bill Passes – Now What?

A hot topic of discussion this year has been the 2018 Farm Bill, more formally, the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, and what it means for the burgeoning hemp industry. Attorneys in the space get calls regularly on the issue, with clients asking some form of the question: “Is hemp now fully legal?” If you…

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Losing Applicants from 2015 Still Going After MMTC Licenses

In 2014, the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act passed, creating section 381.986, F.S. Under this law the Department of Health (“DOH”) was required to grant 5 nurseries licenses to dispense medical marijuana, 1 for each region in the state.1 The Department then promulgated rules under which a nursery could apply for a DO license, now referred…

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The Current Status of Marijuana on the Federal Side

Although more than 50% of states have legalized marijuana either on the medical or recreational level, on the federal side marijuana still remains illegal. Additionally, marijuana is still a Schedule I drug, which means it is considered to be highly addictive, have no recognized benefits, and remains illegal. On June 27, 2018, Senator Chuck Schumer,…

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ARE MARIJUNA TAXES GOING UP IN SMOKE?

Over the past few years, several states have begun legalizing marijuana. Normally, the citizens of these states vote on a ballot measure, notably to add the legalization of marijuana as a state constitutional amendment. For instance, Colorado has legalized recreational and medical marijuana. Based on this legalization, Colorado has various sales taxes and excise taxes…

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ALASKA REJECTS PROPOSED INCREASE ON ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, AND MARIJUANA SALES TAX

Proposition 1 was turned down on the October ballot for the city of Unalaska, Alaska. Voter’s had to decide whether to increase the sales tax on marijuana, alcohol, and tobacco by three percent, effectively doubling the tax. There are several other cities in Alaska that had a sales tax increase on alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana…

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