Trade Group: Nevada to Collect $1B in 7 Years from Marijuana

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A report for a cannabis trade group says marijuana production, processing, and sales could reap more than $ 1 billion in tax revenue for Nevada over seven years. That’s a key finding in an economic analysis released Oct. 26, 2018, by the Nevada Dispensary Association. It projects that cannabis-friendly policies in tourist-oriented […]
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Utah: 2018 Ballot Initiative Gets Green Light to Collect Signatures

Jon Huntsman Sr. thinks medical marijuana should be legal in the Beehive State, and 73% of recently surveyed Utahns agreed. On Nov. 8, 2018, there’s a good chance the voters of Utah will finally have their voice heard. Utah medical marijuana advocates on Thursday received the prerequisite nod of approval from Spencer J. Cox and […]
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South Dakota Has 90 Days to Collect Enough Signatures for 2018 Ballot

New Approach South Dakota has 90 days to collect the remaining signatures needed to place marijuana initiative measures on the 2018 ballot.

Two petitions are being circulated — one seeks to legalize marijuana for medical uses and the other to legalize certain amounts of marijuana for adult use and to regulate and tax marijuana businesses.

Signatures are tied to the number of votes cast in the state’s most recent gubernatorial election, so each petition needs at least 13,871 signatures by November 2017 to make it on the November 2018 ballot.

To read the petitions and for more information about adding your signature, check out New Approach South Dakota’s website.

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Legalization Supporters Can Now Collect Signatures in South Dakota

On Thursday, supporters of a proposed South Dakota measure to legalize recreational marijuana received a proverbial green light from the state’s attorney general and can now begin collecting the necessary signatures to place their initiative on the 2018 ballot. A perennial underdog in the Mount Rushmore State, backers of the adult-use initiative will need to […]
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California Advocates Cleared to Collect Signatures for Marijuana Ballot Measure

Advocates have been given the go-ahead by state officials to start collecting the signatures that are required to have their recreational marijuana measure placed on California’s ballot in 2016.

The clock is ticking as said supporters of the Responsible Use Act of 2016 will now have 180 days to attempt to successfully collect 365,880 signatures from registered voters in California..

If it’s triumphant, the ballot measure in question, which is just one of four in the works for 2016’s ballot, would involve each ounce of retailed marijuana having an excise tax of eight dollars, and would also permit local governments to include a further sales tax of up to two percent of the retail price per ounce sold.

In addition, the proposed measure would situate new limitations for marijuana-related criminal offenses and would permit those previously found guilty of marijuana-related offenses the capability of having their sentences reconsidered.

According to a recent analysis commissioned by the Legislative Analyst’s Office and the California Department of Finance, the state may perhaps be confronted with a tax revenue bonus if the measure is victorious.

Uh…….ya think?!?

Oy.

Become actively involved on a grass roots basis and help land the Responsible Use Act of 2016 on the ballot :)

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German landlord tries to collect rent with chainsaw

(Reuters) – A landlord demanding rent arrears threatened tenants and German police with a whirring chainsaw, a police spokesman said on Wednesday.

The frightened tenants called police to the scene, and the 45-year-old man eventually dropped the chainsaw when the officers showed their guns.

The spokesman said the landlord was apparently trying to collect 13,000 euros ($ 17,900) in rent on a flat in the southern town of Burgau. He was charged with threatening bodily harm.

($ 1 = 0.7249 Euros)

(Reporting by Monica Raymunt; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)


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Popstar Justin Bieber given month to collect pet monkey

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Mally, the pet monkey of Canadian singer Justin Bieber, is seen at a home for animals in Munich April 2, 2013. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

Mally, the pet monkey of Canadian singer Justin Bieber, is seen at a home for animals in Munich April 2, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Michaela Rehle

BERLIN | Wed Apr 3, 2013 8:20am EDT

BERLIN (Reuters) – Teenage pop sensation Justin Bieber has been given a month to provide German authorities with the papers they need to release his pet monkey “Mally”.

Customs officials seized Bieber’s capuchin monkey at Munich Airport last week when the 19-year-old failed to present the health and species protection certificates required to bring the pet into the country.

Bieber was visiting Munich to give a concert and has since continued on his tour.

“If he doesn’t (present the papers), Mally will be taken to a good animal shelter that has experience rearing groups of young capuchin monkeys and can ensure disoriented Mally becomes a healthy little capuchin,” the shelter currently caring for the monkey said.

The shelter said Mally, who is around 14 weeks old, had been taken away from its mother too early and was receiving veterinary care.

A spokesman for Munich’s customs office said it would decide whether to keep the animal at the current shelter or move it elsewhere at the end of the four-week deadline.

He added that Bieber would likely have to pay a fine, but declined to give details of the amount.

(Reporting by Michelle Martin, editing by Paul Casciato)

Comments (4)

Extremely irresponsible to even take an animal like that out of the wild but then to treat it with the same disregard as one of his groupies. This child is becoming a sad and pathetic excuse of an adult, I guess they should have waited longer before Ushering him into the spotlight.

Isn’t getting a pet monkey the pop star equivalent of TV’s jumping the shark? Next, his own Wonderland?

Now would be a good time for Justin to remake Warren Zevon’s “Leave My Monkey Alone”!

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Cop, Judge Collect Sigs For Colorado Cannabis Legalization


?The effort to legalize marijuana in Colorado in 2012 is kicking into high gear. A former cop and a former judge will be among those collecting signatures in Denver on Wednesday.

Police officers, judges and other criminal justice professionals who once enforced Colorado’s marijuana prohibition laws are now helping to get an initiative to legalize and regulate cannabis onto the state’s 2012 ballot.

This Wednesday a former Denver cop and a former Lafayette judge will participate in a signature-gathering drive to support the new initiative by the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol.

?”During my 36 years as a Denver cop I arrested more people for marijuana than I carte to remember, but it didn’t amount to one bit of good for our citizens,” said Tony Ryan, a former officer with the Denver Police Department and a board member for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP).

“Keeping marijuana illegal doesn’t do anything to reduce marijuana use, but it does benefit the gangs and cartels who control the currently illegal marijuana trade,” Ryan said.

“When so many murders, rapes and robberies go unsolved, it makes absolutely no sense to keep taking up space in our courtrooms and jails with people arrested for marijuana possession,” said another member of LEAP, former Lafayette Judge Leonard Frieling.

“And even on the distribution end, no matter how many drug cartels and gangs we bust, there are always more criminals willing to step up and risk their lives and freedom for a chance at lucrative black market profits,” Frieling said. “Our state’s voters have the power to strike a bigger blow against organized crime with this initiative to treat marijuana like alcohol than any amount of skill and dedication in the criminal justice system ever can.”

The anti-prohibition law enforcers are just a few members of a huge statewide effort to collect signatures to place the marijuana legalization initiative on next year’s ballot. More information about the initiative and details about how to get involved in the signature gathering drive can be found at www.regulatemarijuana.org.

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Derry Township police to collect unwanted prescription drugs

Administration to provide an opportunity for people to anonymously get rid of their unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs. Medications can be taken to the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue, on April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Police say
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Washington Wants To Collect Medical Marijuana Sales Tax

?Activists Worry It’s A Way To Open The Door To The FedsThe Washington State Department of Revenue has launched a statewide effort to collect sales tax from medical marijuana dispensaries.The department mailed letters to 90 dispensaries and “related organizations” on Friday, insisting that medical marijuana is not exempt from state sales tax — as are other medicines — and telling dispensaries they must collect that money and turn it over to the state, according to The Associated Press.The letter also warned dispensaries that they must pay Washington state’s business and occupation tax, according to Department of Revenue spokesman Mike Gowrylow.”Are sales of ‘Medical Marijuana’ subject to sales tax?” asks an informational page on the website of the Washington State Department of Revenue, and of course no time is wasted in giving the answer.”In the state of Washington, sales of medical marijuana are retail sales,” the site informs us. “As such, the seller is subject to the business and occupation (B&O) tax under the retailing classification. This is true even if it is sold by a medical marijuana dispensary.”

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