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Archive for October, 2020

This week in make believe – Unlicensed cannabis is more dangerous to kids then licensed cannabis edibles

By CannabisNews The lie of licensed cannabis Do unlicensed gummies look any different then licensed cannabis? Of course not, but if you read this CBC article https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-cannabis-edibles-children-er-vists-1.5756970 by Steve Bruce you might believe that. In a major effort to sell their lack luster 2.5 mg THC edibles the Cannabis Council of Canada, the organization that represents licensed […]

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This week in make believe – Unlicensed cannabis is more dangerous to kids then licensed cannabis editables

By CannabisNews

The lie of licensed cannabis

Do unlicensed gummies look any different then licensed cannabis? Of course not, but if you read this CBC article https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-cannabis-edibles-children-er-vists-1.5756970 by Steve Bruce you might believe that. In a major effort to sell their lack luster 2.5 mg THC edibles the Cannabis Council of Canada, the organization that represents licensed producers is spreading propaganda that some how legal editables are less “dangerous” then any other cannabis editables. If we put some unlicensed cannabis editables in one of their containers are they now some how magically less dangerous? Maybe we make unlicensed cannabis so weak that no one will buy it? I would imagine this would make those editables far more “safe”.

Cannabis editables more or less dangerous then melatonin editables?

This is our comparison of the two substances.

Melatonin gummies vs Cannabis gummies

Looks like candy – both

Contains substances that cause sleep – both

Overdose can make a child sick – both

Come in child proof containers – both

Will effect the child long term – neither

Overdose can cause death in a child – neither

Sold over the counter with no age limits – melatonin

Very much the same yet one is highly regulated and one is sold over the counter to anyone. So why is one completely unregulated and the other you need strict rules around? Good question that no one Health Canada has the answers for. If I had to make an educated guess it would have something to do with the Cannabis Council of Canada, that benefit from keeping one very high priced, and illegal to anyone not in their council.

Where are all the articles about melatonin overdoses? All the dogs overdosing on melatonin and ending up at the vets? I can’t find any can you?

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It’s Time To Legalize, Regulate and Tax Marijuana

By CannabisNews

The question for voters is not whether marijuana is good. It is whether prohibition is good. It is whether the people who use marijuana shall be subject to arrest, and whether the people who supply them shall be sent to prison. The question is whether the war on marijuana is worth what it costs. Initiative 502 says no.

If marijuana killed people, or if smoking it made people commit violence and mayhem, prohibition might be worth all its bad effects. But marijuana does not kill people; there is no lethal dose. Marijuana befuddles the mind and stimulates the appetite, but it does not make people commit arson and brigandage.

Some people abuse it, just as with alcohol, but cannabis is less of a social problem than liquor, wine and beer. And society manages those as legal, commercial products.

What would legal marijuana be like? Consider what has happened in Seattle. The city has become a sanctuary for medical marijuana, with aboveboard dispensaries. Recreational marijuana is readily available in Seattle on the illicit market, and users of small amounts are no longer prosecuted. For several years, recreational marijuana has effectively been decriminalized in Seattle, and there has been no upsurge in crime or road deaths from it.

But even in Seattle, recreational marijuana is still supplied by criminals — by definition. Prohibition creates criminals. In the 1920s, when alcohol was banned nationwide, alcohol money fed Chicago gangster Al Capone just as marijuana money feeds the Mexican gangs now.

Says former U.S. Attorney John McKay, who battled the gangs while in office and supports 502 now, “The enormous demand for marijuana in the face of criminal penalties, which has been in existence for 70 years, is spinning off enormous profits for drug cartels, for gangs, for drug dealers.”

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Medical Marijuana and Taxes

By CannabisNews

An obscure tax law, intended to prevent cocaine kingpins from deducting yachts and other necessities, may alter Boulder’s landscape. Experts say it may shutter dispensaries nationwide.

Fourteen years before any medical marijuana laws existed, US Tax Code was amended because a convicted coke dealer had successfully deducted guns, boats, and bribes. Ever since, Section 280E has banned deductions related to “trafficking in controlled substances.”

Because marijuana is a “controlled substance,” dispensaries are taxed on all revenue — without subtracting rent, payroll, or supplies. The IRS has embarked on an auditing spree, slapping some dispensaries with tax bills in the millions. (The representative who sponsored 280E in 1982, observing its current invocation, now leads the effort to reform his own law.)

Aware of the threat, Colorado dispensaries have tread carefully. Some calculated the square footage used for selling meds, versus the area used for discussing and observing said meds ­— and wrote off rent for the latter. Some claimed that their employees multi-tasked, and deducted a portion of payroll for non-trafficking pursuits.

These number-crunching taxpayers were abiding Tax Court’s 2007 decision (C.H.A.M.P. v. Commissioner): Caregiving services were separate from trafficking, the court had ruled, and could be deducted. Dispensaries pay a higher tax rate than other businesses — but they’ve been able to keep the doors open.

Until now. In August, the Tax Court unanimously reached its second decision on 280E: It precludes dispensaries “from deducting any expense related to the business in that the business is a single business that consists of trafficking in a controlled substance.”

No more multi-tasking staff or separate “wellness spaces.” Your stores’ rent, employees, marketing, supplies — what might seem like normal business expenses — are all part of your trafficking. Growing controlled substances (still just as federally illegal as trafficking them) was somehow omitted by the lawmakers who wrote 280E …read more

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