Recreational Marijuana News

Prospects brighten for cannabis farmers in California’s Emerald Triangle: Q&A with Humboldt Alliance’s Terra Carver

Terra Carver has lived in California’s Humboldt County nearly her entire life. Since January 2017, she’s served as executive director of the Humboldt County Growers Alliance (HCGA), a coalition she co-founded with the aim of helping longtime local marijuana farmers transition successfully into the new legal market. The first year of California’s legal marijuana market […]

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Cannabis firm Harborside owes $11 million under 280E, US Tax Court rules

After a lengthy legal fight with the Internal Revenue Service over the applicability of 280E business deductions to state-legal marijuana companies, Harborside on Monday got its final tax bill from the case: $11 million in back taxes from 2007 to 2012. The case dates to 2016, when Harborside, based in Oakland, California, took the IRS […]

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Buying cannabis licenses on secondary market more of a sure bet than applying for state business permits

As the marijuana industry matures and companies expand, many smaller, original growers and retailers are putting their licenses up for sale through the secondary market – much like selling a house. The growing trend is giving cannabis entrepreneurs a new avenue to secure a valuable business permit versus going through the state application process, which […]

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Colorado’s largest cannabis grower loses millions of dollars in early freeze; supply disruption expected

The largest marijuana grower in Colorado – Pueblo-based Los Sueños Farms – disclosed it lost millions of dollars during an early winter storm after half the company’s plants froze before harvest could be completed. The crop loss in Southern Colorado is expected to send ripples throughout the state’s cannabis supply chain, reducing the supply of […]

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Colorado proposes rules to ban additives in cannabis vape products

Colorado regulators are finalizing rules to ban certain ingredients from marijuana vaping products, following the lead of other states with legal cannabis programs in the wake of a health crisis that has sickened more than a thousand and killed over two dozen people. At a public hearing Tuesday, Colorado’s Marijuana Enforcement Division discussed the proposed rules […]

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New California laws allow some marijuana firms to deduct expenses on state returns, help normalize MJ as ag commodity

Cannabis-related bills signed into law by California Gov. Gavin Newsom are significant steps in both providing marijuana businesses with the ability to write off business costs on state tax returns as well as normalizing cannabis as an agriculture commodity for cultivators. On Oct. 12, Newsom signed Assembly Bill 37, which will allow California’s cannabis businesses to […]

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Washington state temporarily bans flavored marijuana vaping products, targeting a third of top-selling MJ vapes

Washington state health regulators voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to impose a temporary halt on the sale of flavored tobacco and marijuana vaporizer products, making it the second state after Massachusetts to ban cannabis vapes in some form. The Washington Board of Health voted 7-1 in favor of adopting the 120-day emergency ban, which is set […]

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CA vape maker Kushy Punch in spotlight amid allegations of illegal cannabis products; firm says goods not for sale

Questions are swirling around a well-known California marijuana vaporizer manufacturer after its facility was raided by state authorities for allegedly manufacturing illegal cannabis vape cartridges. The case involving licensed manufacturer Kushy Punch – which contends the vape cartridges were set to be destroyed – comes as the industry is scrambling to respond to a health crisis […]

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