John Schroyer

280E fix in Congress still possible with tax bill, senator says

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner tried but ultimately failed a week ago in his bid to include an exemption from 280E for state-compliant marijuana businesses in the landmark tax reform package passed by the Senate. But the Republican from Colorado told Marijuana Business Daily on Thursday he’s still hopeful his amendment can make it into the final […]

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Will federal marijuana safeguard be extended again?

With the current federal budget set to expire Friday, speculation has swirled in Washington DC over whether Congress will once again reach a deal to keep the old budget in place temporarily and prevent the U.S. government from shutting down. Medical marijuana businesses have good reason to pay attention: If the previous budget is not extended – […]

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Los Angeles paves way for regulated marijuana market on ‘historic day’

Los Angeles could be among a handful of California cities to begin recreational marijuana sales on New Year’s Day after the City Council’s unanimous approval of cannabis industry regulations Wednesday. “Let’s don’t be a part of history. Let’s make history,” Council President Herb Wesson said moments before 12 council members voted to pass three ordinances […]

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L.A. City Council passes cannabis industry regulations

In a 12-0 vote Wednesday, the Los Angeles City Council approved a regulatory framework for licensing marijuana businesses ahead of California’s statewide cannabis market launch on Jan. 1. The council voted to advance three ordinances to the mayor’s desk, all of which establish a wide-ranging set of rules for marijuana businesses that want to operate […]

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Alaska suspends marijuana edibles maker’s license during probe

One of the first infused product manufacturers in Alaska has been forced to halt operations because of an allegation it may have bypassed required lab testing for some of its edibles.

Fairbanks-based Frozen Budz on Monday was ordered to cease production when the state Marijuana Control Board suspended the company’s manufacturing license until the board can complete an investigation into the potency levels of its edibles, the Daily News-Miner reported.

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Paraguay legalizes medical marijuana cultivation

Paraguay is poised to become the latest nation to reform its marijuana laws with the passage of a bill that would allow the country to begin importing cannabis seeds for cultivation and then government-controlled sale of medical products. According to Reuters, President Horacio Cartes is likely to sign the bill, since it was supported by […]

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Surgeon general: Cannabis deserves further medical research

The marijuana industry – at least the medical sector – apparently has another ally within the Trump administration: U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams. During a speech to the National Black Caucus of State Legislators’ annual conference in Indianapolis, Adams voiced clear support for further research into the medical benefits of cannabis, according to the CHNI […]

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Michigan issues emergency rules for medical marijuana industry

The agency overseeing the rollout of Michigan’s regulated medical marijuana market released emergency industry rules Monday, and they were quickly signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder. According to Mlive.com, businesses will be able to start applying Dec. 15 for five types of MMJ business licenses: Retailers Growers Processors Transporters Testing labs The emergency rules – released by […]

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Cannabis industry tax fix not included in final Senate reform bill

A repeal of the 280E section of the federal tax code for law-abiding marijuana companies was not included in the final version of the landmark tax bill that the U.S. Senate passed early Saturday, despite a last-minute amendment attempt by Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner. An amendment that would have exempted state-compliant marijuana companies from 280E […]

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Recreational cannabis legalization foes in Michigan prepping for 2018 campaign

Opponents of recreational marijuana legalization in Michigan have formed two resistance campaigns to a ballot measure likely to go before voters next year. The pro-marijuana campaign submitted signatures a week and a half ago to make the 2018 ballot and hasn’t yet been formally approved by the secretary of state, but opponents are waiting in […]

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280E repeal possible as part of GOP tax package

The Republican tax reform bill currently being debated in the U.S. Senate may end up including a repeal of 280E for state-licensed marijuana companies if a last-minute bipartisan amendment makes it into the legislation. The amendment – offered by Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado – would essentially exempt cannabis companies from 280E as long […]

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Sessions: Justice Department still discussing marijuana enforcement

Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his Department of Justice have yet to make up their minds about how to approach federal marijuana policy. That’s the latest from Sessions when it comes to the Trump administration’s murky cannabis policy. During a Wednesday press conference, he said that DOJ officials had been discussing marijuana enforcement “at some […]

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