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By "Radical" Russ Belville on March 8, 2011
It is with disappointment that we report on the latest tax prosecution of an activist and cannabis businessman, Paul Stanford of The Hemp & Cannabis Foundation, the broadest nationwide network of clinics specializing in medical marijuana recommendations, based here in Portland, Oregon and operating clinics in California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Rhode Island, and Washington.
By CannaBob on February 26, 2011
In a case involving the Berkeley Patients Group, Inc., a medical marijuana dispensary in Berkeley, California, which claimed that their medical marijuana sales were classified as medicine and therefore exempt from sales tax, the Board of Equalization ruled that Berkeley Patients Group’s sales of medical marijuana do not meet the definition of a sale of exempt medicine, and are therefore subject to tax.
By "Radical" Russ Belville on February 6, 2011
The state Board of Equalization is contending that the Berkeley Patients Group, one of the oldest and largest medical cannabis dispensaries in California, owes $6 million in back taxes, Berkeleyside has learned.
By "Radical" Russ Belville on October 6, 2010
Sorry, drug tsareviches, the scare won’t take, because you already used it in 1996. And with Prop 19, you won’t even have the power to go after all those federal felonies, like you have under Prop 215. The federal raids in California of legal dispensaries since 1996 are always coordinated with support of state, county, and local law enforcement, because there just aren’t enough G-men to police the nation’s most populous state. Prop 19 specifically forbids state, county, and local law enforcement from assisting in any operations to prosecute anyone for lawfully growing marijuana under Prop 19 or Prop 215:
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By "Radical" Russ Belville on July 21, 2009
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland residents overwhelmingly voted Tuesday to approve a first-of-its kind tax on medical marijuana sold at the city’s four cannabis dispensaries. Preliminary election results showed the measure passing with 80 percent of the vote, according to the Alameda County Registrar of Voters. The dispensary tax was one of four measures in [...]
By "Radical" Russ Belville on April 15, 2009
Public Protest on steps of Main Post Office in Manhattan, at 8th Ave & 33rd St, today at 4:20pm Eastern! This morning at 8:00am, NORML Executive Director Allen St. Pierre presented $14,000,000,000 from the American cannabis consumers to the US Treasury, representing the money that would be saved in law enforcement costs and reaped in [...]
By "Radical" Russ Belville on April 10, 2009
The news media will be out in force at your local post office getting live shots for the evening news of the last minute tax filers. An easy way to support the cause is for you to get our there with a “Tax & Regulate Marijuana” sign and get on camera. Learn more at NORML’s [...]
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