The ACLU of Washington State and the Washington (D.C.) Office on Latin America have assembled a fantastic set of reference materials on evaluation of cannabis legalization policies. Click here or go to https://aclu-wa.org/cannabis2015, which leads to a reference materials and a five-page reading list.
The reading list is reachable directly here or at https://aclu-wa.org/sites/default/files/attachments/Cannabis%20Policy%20Evaluation%20Workshop%20-%20RECOMMENDED%20READING.pdf
At right is Don Stevens, Mayor of the first jurisdiction ever to set up a cannabis store — North Bonneville, WA.
Story at http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/03/18/washington-state-pot-store-brings-revenue-to-local-town/.
Here is the statement of David Lampach, CEO of Steep Hill, to the California Blue Ribbon Commission on marijuana legalization.
A key sentence from his statement is:
From my experience, the foundation of a well regulated and consumer oriented cannabis marketplace must include these three principles: “individual responsibility”, “transparency”, and “accountability”.
Full statement pasted below. More legible pdf is at DLBlueRibbonCommTestimony6-3-15. Continue reading Lampach statement on testing
Here is the video (the one at the bottom). For the tax part, I come in a little after the 28’30” minute mark. Rob MacCoun of Stanford Law is about 5 minutes before me. Q&A after I finish. Lieutenant Governor Newsom does a good job throughout, I would say. The answer part of the brief Q&A on the tax part starts at about 36’44”. There’s more Q&A at 1’04″30. Continue reading BRC in Fresno
Allen St. Pierre, head of NORML, writes:
Perversely, this is too cool!
State vs. Counties vs. Municipalities…over taxing legal cannabis commerce.
As predicted many moons ago, once government goes from wasting taxpayer dollars propagandizing against cannabis to scrambling to ‘get their fair share’ of taxes derived from cannabis commerce, public advocates’ reform efforts will be largely half completed! Continue reading County tax irritates cities
I try to be a student of taxes, and have been studying taxes on cannabis. I post material that I think relevant to taxation of cannabis, and what do you know? Just about everything I come across that looks into the technicalities of that field comes from supporters of legalization. Opponents of legalization aren’t paying attention to those technicalities, I suppose. They are stuck in Just Say No mode, maybe. I don’t think that will work out very well for them.
Next up, a posting from Allen St. Pierre.