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Posted 12 months ago in Crime Marijuana News of the Weird Taxation by Chuck Shepherd  
Pot May Be Illegal, but the Feds Are Delighted to Tax It

U.S. companies large and small legally deduct the expenses of doing business from their gross profits before paying income tax, but purveyors of marijuana (in states where possession is legal and where prescription marijuana is dispensed) cannot deduct those expenses and thus wind up paying a much higher federal income tax than other businesses. As NPR reported in April, “Section 280E” of the tax code (enacted in 1982 to trap illegal drug traffickers into tax violations) has not been changed …

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Posted 1 year ago in Crime Marijuana by Josh Crank  
Campus Cops Bogart Baseball Bat-Sized Spliff

Most revelers at this year’s annual 4/20 celebration on the University of California – Santa Cruz campus were able to celebrate in traditional fashion — by smoking marijuana at the stroke of 4:20 — without police interference. But one ambitious individual was dealt a heartbreaking buzzkill when his two-pound joint was seized by campus police. In raw video uploaded to YouTube, officers can be seen toting away the massive joint while its former owner followed and voiced his objections. “You’re …

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Happy 420 Day, if You Know What We Mean [Infographic]

With 4/20 approaching, we’ve published weedblog.com’s infographic on the legalization of pot, and you can stare at it for hours. Pass the Doritos, Mary Jane. Currently, the federal government classifies marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug, which is a real downer for proponents of legalization. (Substances on Schedule 1 are considered to have high potential for abuse and no currently accepted medical use.) But opinions differ, as 18 states and D.C. have legalized marijuana for medical use. In the last …

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Are Colorado Drivers Being ‘Pot-Profiled’ Elsewhere?

While marijuana is legal in Colorado, it’s clearly not in Nebraska, where cops are reportedly enforcing that state’s laws by profiling drivers with Colorado license plates.    Cops Tell Dad What’s Up One family – a father and his three kids – spent two hours waiting while cops in Douglas County, Neb., searched their Colorado-plated car after pulling them over for going two mph over the speed limit.  “When we see a nice vehicle with Colorado tags, it instantly makes …

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Posted 1 year ago in Criminal Law Marijuana by Betsy Kim  
Legalizing Marijuana [Poll]

The states of Washington and Colorado have legalized marijuana for recreational and medical uses. In addition, 16 states and the District of Columbia legally allow for the medical use of marijuana with a doctor’s recommendation. But marijuana is still illegal according to federal law. Should the federal law be changed? Take our poll and let your voice be heard.

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