• The Best and Worst Tax Policies of 2014

      2014. It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. Our position didn’t prevail in every state, but the cause of tax justice and fairness for working families made significant gains in a number of places. Below, the best and worst tax policies of the past year: The Best Washington, DC takes the number one spot for enacting a progressive tax reform package this past summer.

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    • Medical Marijuana In Washington State: Will Seattle Lead Us?

      In the spring of 2011, the Washington State legislature passed Senate Bill 5073 to regulate marijuana for medical use. But based on concerns with how the federal government would respond to that Bill, then Governor Christine Gregoire vetoed those portions of the Bill that would have legalized marijuana for medical use and created a licensed and transparent chain of distribution ...

      Hilary Bricken/ Canna Law Blog™in Washington- 5 readers -
    • Cannabis Legalization: Whatever Happened To Democracy?

      Occasionally, the epic battle between marijuana and the repeal of its prohibition shifts from the Federal government to the locals. In How To Handle A Neighbor Who Wants To Shut Down Your Cannabis Business we wrote about how how marijuana businesses should deal with “Not in My Back Yard” neighbors, but what we did not mention in that post is that the worst NIMBYs are cities and counties.

      Hilary Bricken/ Canna Law Blog™in Washington- 8 readers -
  • Cannabis Banking: It’s That Important

    We write often about the banking challenges faced by marijuana business owners because it is a critical issue on which all of our cannabis clients agree. Denying cannbis businesses access to a legitimate banking system is bad for just about everyone. So we are always glad to be able to write about some lights in the banking tunnel, no matter how dim.

    Alison Malsbury/ Canna Law Blog™- 2 readers -
  • Marijuana Taxes In Washington State And How To Comply

    This is a guest post by tax lawyer, James Hunt. The Washington Liquor Control Board (“LCB”) issued 67 penalties and warnings between May to Mid-October to cannabis businesses. Of the 67 notices, about two-thirds (66%) were in regard to taxes. Because the LCB is responsible for administering the Marijuana Excise Tax, I assume these warnings were for the excise tax.

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  • Faux Hershey Settles

    Hershey Company has settled the trademark infringement lawsuit it filed in June against TinctureBelle, LLC and TinctureBelle Marijuanka LLC, Colorado based marijuana-candy companies. Hershey claimed consumers would be confused by the similarities between marijuana-infused chocolate products and popular Hershey favorites.

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  • Cannabis Promises to Keep

    For most of our clients in Illinois, Nevada, and Washington, the heady days of applying for state marijuana business licenses are behind them. These states have either reviewed or are still reviewing the application submissions, which included operating plans and financials and criminal histories.

    Robert Mcvay/ Canna Law Blog™- 4 readers -
  • Symbolism in the Modern American Courtroom

    … at the Rotunda of the National Archives Building in downtown Washington, DC. It dwells there as a living reminder of our ideals. Attorney Charles M. Rowland II dedicates his practice to defending the accused drunk driver in the Miami Valley and throughout Ohio. He has the credentials and the experience to win your case and has made himself Dayton’s…

    Ohio DUI | OVI Blogin Washington- 10 readers -
  • Lawsuit To Stop Cities From Banning Marijuana

    Tomorrow our cannabis lawyers will be in Chelan County Superior Court arguing to stop the City of Wenatchee from banning marijuana dispensaries within its city limits. To grossly summarize, our position is that because Washington voters chose to legalize marijuana throughout the entire state, no city should be able to override that vote.

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  • Marijuana Bars: Makes Sense to Us

    … the dispensary’s license. With the large number of out-of-staters coming to Washington and Colorado to consume cannabis, there is clearly a need for safe, comfortable, and — dare we say hip — venues for legal cannabis consumption. A large number of locals would no doubt take advantage of such venues as well. Colorado is allowing establishments like…

    Hilary Bricken/ Canna Law Blog™in Washington- 4 readers -
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