International org takes on creating safety and other standards for cannabis industry

International org takes on creating safety and other standards for cannabis industry

ASTM International, a century-old standards organization, gave the official go-ahead to establish a standards-writing committee for the cannabis industry, officials announced Tuesday.

ASTM’s board of directors approved the formation of Committee D37, a group that will develop standards for cannabis, its products and processes, officials said. The committee, reported on by The Cannabist in March, is scheduled to hold its first meeting on June 11.

“This committee will help meet a need for safety and standardization in this fast-growing industry,” Dr. Ralph Paroli, D37 chairman and director of R&D in measurement science and standards at the National Research Council of Canada, said in a statement. “With decades of experience working with industries such as agriculture, packaging, pesticides, and pharmaceuticals, ASTM International and its members are uniquely qualified to develop standards for the cannabis industry.”

The new cannabis committee plans to develop standards in the following technical areas:

• Indoor and outdoor horticulture and agriculture
• Quality management systems
• Laboratory
• Processing and handling
• Security and transportation
• Personnel training, assessment and credentialing

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Published at Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:33:10 +0000

10 Surprising Celebrity Marijuana Investors

10 Surprising Celebrity Marijuana Investors

By Dianna Benjamin, WikiLeaf.com

Investors in cannabis understand the danger for the dollar.  Though 28 states and Washington D.C. have legalized cannabis, the plant’s future is ambiguous.  Cannabis is federally illegal, which means that at any time and regardless of state law, the feds could legitimately shut the entire operation down.

While risky, the burgeoning cannabis industry has been abundantly profitable.  Here’s the 2016 revenue breakdown to prove it:

  • In 2016, the legal cannabis industry was responsible for producing $6.9 billion. That number is predicted to increase to $21.6 billion by 2021.
  • Based on 2016 results, the state of Washington is predicted to make about $270 million annually.
  • Oregon expects to generate $60 million in tax revenue each year.
  • Alaska is predicted to make $19.2 million in pot taxes a year.
  • If cannabis is rescheduled and legalized by the federal government, the industry could generate $28 billion in tax revenue each year.

The federal law’s position on marijuana is grounded in bigoted societal views, and ignorance and prejudice are tough adversaries to face. The people who choose to use their money and reputations to invest in cannabis are among those who are bringing legitimacy to the movement.

Read on for a list of 10 investors taking on the challenge and pioneering the future of the cannabis industry.

Dick Wolf—Creator of Law and Order

In the criminal justice system, marijuana remains federally illegal although several states have legalized its medical and/or recreational use.  A special team of rich people has decided to invest in this emerging market.  These are their stories.

In April 2014, Dick Wolf, the legendary crime show producer of the Law and Order franchise, invested $1.5 million in DigiPath, an independent marijuana-testing lab.

Nick Lachey—98 Degrees Singer, Actor

Had theNick Lachey cannabis investor, investors in cannabis November 2015 ballot initiative Issue 3 been passed in Ohio, Nick Lachey, co-owner of a 29-acre farm, would have ruled Ohio’s marijuana industry with a handful of other elite investors controlling the ten ballot-sanctioned growth farms.  The ballot failed, but Lachey remains hopeful, tweeting, “Change takes time” in response to the loss.

Oscar Robertson—Former NBA Star

Oscar “The Big O” Robertson is known for being one of the greatest all around athletes in professional basketball history.  But he is also an advocate for medical marijuana and invested in the campaign supporting Ohio’s marijuana legalization 2015 ballot initiative, Issue 3.  When explaining his motive to invest, Robertson stated, “It’s a terrifying feeling when you can’t help someone suffering from cancer or another debilitating medical condition—I know from personal experience.  But medical marijuana can give our loved ones relief.” The Ohio ballot initiative was voted down, maintaining Ohio’s status as a prohibition state.

Frostee Rucker –NFL Player

Disrupting the offense’s quarterback isn’t the only thing Frostee Rucker, defensive end for the Arizona Cardinals, is committed to doing.  Rucker’s support of Ohio’s Issue 3, the November 2015 ballot initiative attempting to legalize medical and recreational marijuana, certainly disrupted the stigma associated with cannabis consumption.  In fact, Rucker was able to convince Bill Foster, owner of the multimillion-dollar logistics company A1QLS to help fund the campaign by exposing him to cannabis’ powerful therapeutic benefits.

Roseanne Barr—Comedian/Actress

Roseanne Barr cannabis investor In February 2016, Roseanna Barr, pot advocate, comedian, and a former presidential candidate planned to open a dispensary in Santa Ana, CA called Roseanne’s Joint.  Barr is a medical marijuana user herself, harnessing cannabis’ therapeutic qualities to treat her glaucoma and macular degeneration.  For mysterious reasons, the dispensary never opened. Barr’s only comment was that “it didn’t work out for [her] and the investor.”

Cliff Robinson—Former NBA Player

This former Portland Trail Blazers star didn’t stop with basketball.  Robinson is blazing trails in the cannabis industry as well.  He recently opened a grow operation in Portland Oregon.  Robinson is motivated to; “distill the stigma around cannabis, the misperception that athletes and cannabis are incompatible.”  Robinson has also said, “Cannabis is definitely a more positive alternative to pharmaceuticals at the end of the day.  Those are synthetics.  I’m talking about something that’s natural that can bring the outcomes you’re looking for, be it for muscle tension or relaxation or preparedness.  There are a whole lot of different things that are beneficial.”

Melissa Etheridge—Singer

In 2004, Melissa Etheridge was diagnosed with breast cancer.  Today, she is cancer free, and she attributes her recovery to her daily, therapeutic use of cannabis.  That’s not surprising given the health benefits of cannabidiol, one of the most therapeutically significant cannabinoids present in the marijuana plant.  One of its benefits is the ability to suppress aggressive tumor growth.  Etheridge’s company, Etheridge farms, produces a variety of medical cannabis goods including wine tincture, edibles, topicals, and, of course, flower.

Founders Fund

 In early 2015, the investment company Founders Fund invested millions of dollars in the Seattle based private equity firm, Privateer Holdings.  Founders Fund is known for taking on projects in the fields of science, technology, and engineering.  The venture capital fund has invested in companies like Facebook, Spotify, and Airbnb.  Privateer Holdings, Founders Fund’s entrance into the marijuana industry, exclusively invests in legal cannabis, and the contribution backed in part by PayPal’s co-founder, Peter Thiel, will help the private equity firm continue to build mainstream cannabis companies and legitimize the market.

Whoopi Goldberg—Actress, Talk Show Host

Whoopi Goldberg cannabis investor, investors Whoopi Goldberg has plunged into California’s medical marijuana industry by investing her money and name into the medical cannabis line known as Whoopi & Maya Synergy. The line focuses on women’s health.  Specifically, Whoopi and Maya have created cannabis products meant to relieve menstrual discomfort.

Woody Harrelson—Actor

Woody Harrelson, actor best known for his role as Haymitch Abernathy in The Hunger Games, was one of over sixty people to apply to open a dispensary in Hawaii.  Unfortunately, in April 2016, the panel responsible for approving the licenses rejected Harrelson’s company, Single Organic Living.   Harrelson has long been a proponent of legalization, saying in 2002, “I think that it’s absurd that you throw people in jail for smoking a joint when alcohol is more destructive.”

About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

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Published at Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:14:25 +0000

Resolution: Innovative and Eco-Friendly Cleaning Solutions for the Cannabis Community

Resolution: Innovative and Eco-Friendly Cleaning Solutions for the Cannabis Community

Resolution: Innovative and Eco-Friendly Cleaning Solutions for the Cannabis Community

Environmental sustainability (and having clean glass pieces to smoke cannabis in) are priorities of ours at The Weed Blog, which is why we are so excited share the news about this product that is a perfect fit for eco-friendly cleaning solutions for the cannabis community and all cannabis consumers who value these things as well.

Twenty-three year old Dakota Wesley is already a successful cannabis entrepreneur. Since launching his company Resolution in 2015, Wesley’s reached several significant benchmarks, selling 100,000 units reaching 2,000+ stores across all 50 states as well as Canada, Mexico, Ireland, Netherlands, Australia, Argentina, Brazil and the Virgin Islands. His mission: make cannabis glassware cleaning environmentally-friendly, easy and fun.

“I knew the cleaning sector of the industry needed an update,” says Wesley, who realized Resolution’s success after meeting the former VP of a global behemoth in smartphone accessories. “Our first product, ResCaps, came six months after creating ‘napkin drawings’ and then meeting with Tom,” referring to Tom Davison, now Wesley’s mentor. The two met in a Colorado coffee shop during Wesley’s junior year of college.

Along with his team at Resolution, Wesley is busy innovating, creating products intended to change how cannabis community enthusiasts and MMJ patients go about their day. ResCaps allow you to universally stretch and seal airtight caps over glass water pipes, steamrollers, and other glass accessories to help facilitate a more thorough clean by enabling vigorous shaking with no-spills. The silicone based product eliminates the overuse of paper-towels and plastic-wrap while being easily reusable and recyclable. And ResCaps are multi-purpose–ideal for cleaning, traveling, and storing your favorite cannabis accoutrements. Similar to protective smartphones cases, ResCaps silicone design helps save glass from minor bumps and spills. ResCaps also keep contents of packed and ready waterpipes and dab rigs contained while travelling and recreating.

Available this 4/20, Resolution’s newest offering is ResGel, a resealable pouch of non-toxic, clay-based cleansing formula designed for convenience. Users simply tear off the top of the package, drop in resinated stems, nails and pipes, and then shake briefly until clean. Everything is self contained, making ResGel great for home use and on-the-go. Driving Resolution’s passion for social responsibility, ResGel is free of volatile organic compounds, completely safe for drains and re-entering Earth’s water table, unlike isopropyl alcohol, acetone, and other chemical cleaners. Each reasonably priced package of ResGel is reuseable eight times or more.

Glassware is either functional, high-art, or both and glass blowers and end-users alike appreciate being able to care for that investment. A sparkling fresh piece helps keep the focus on the subtle aromatics of terpenes and effectiveness of complex cannabinoid profiles. Combined, ResCaps and ResGel make maintaining and cleaning cannabis glassware super-simple.

“We make owning glass all the more enjoyable,” says Wesley.

About Resolution

While obtaining his degree in Construction Management from Colorado State University, Resolution President Dakota Wesley made two important discoveries: entrepreneurship excites him and what most people use to clean their pipes and bongs is harmful to the environment. With 300 dollars and a vision, Wesley started Resolution to expand cannabis cannabis community and culture through a lifestyle-inspired inventions like ResCaps and ResGel. His eco-friendly and inventive lifestyle products have been featured in The Cannabist, Entrepreneur, Merry Jane, High Times, and Culture Magazine.

https://www.resolutioncolo.com

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Published at Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:13:13 +0000

Expanded Medical Marijuana Proposal Passes by a Landslide in Iowa Senate

Expanded Medical Marijuana Proposal Passes by a Landslide in Iowa Senate

On Monday, the Iowa State Senate passed an expanded medical marijuana proposal by a landslide.  The vote was 45 “yes” to 5 “no”. This expansion would allow making and dispensing cannabis products in Iowa legal, as well as for adults to legally possess and use cannabis under a doctor’s care to treat an variety of medical conditions.  The proposal is entitled “The Compassionate Use of Cannabis Act,” and, if it passes through the rest of the State’s Congress, would become a new law that would replace Iowa’s existing but limited cannabis oil statute.

This expansion could have great potential for cannabis policy reform overall, with Iowa being right in the middle of America’s heartland.

According to a local news outlet in Cedar Rapids, Iowa called The Gazette, this proposal lays out an expanded approach to reclassify marijuana and open it as a limited medical alternative under tight regulation and supervision.

“Let’s do the right thing for the people out there who are suffering,” said Sen. Brad Zaun, R-Urbandale. The bill was supported by 25 Republicans 19 Democrats and one independent, while four Republicans and one Democrat opposed it.

Under provisions of Senate File (SF) 506, Iowa would license up to four manufacturers to “possess, cultivate, transport or supply medical cannabis” by July 2, 2018, so up to 12 licensed dispensaries could begin distribution to qualified adult Iowans by July 16, 2018. Interested makers and dispensers would pay a non-refundable $15,000 state fee.

About a year ago, a poll was released that found that 78% of Iowans supported medical marijuana reform. While most of the public polled seemed to more broadly support medical marijuana as opposed to recreational/adutl-use marijuana, they have steadily become more comfortable..  The poll from last year was up from 58 percent in 2013.

The proposal will now go to the Iowa State House of Representatives, where it’s future is still uncertain.  You can read the full text of The Compassionate Use of Cannabis Act here.

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Published at Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:38:36 +0000

How did 420 Start? The Term 420 is Synonymous with the Freedom to Smoke Pot, but why?

How did 420 Start? The Term 420 is Synonymous with the Freedom to Smoke Pot, but why?

How did 420 Start? Where did the term 420 come from? It is a question many of us have asked, usually around 4:20am (if it was a late night), or 4:20pm (if you’re night is just getting started). But, for me, 420 just means smoke em because you can.

The term 420 suggests that there are a couple times in one day that one could choose to partake with cannabis, It’s a time where drug law reform advocates demand the right, liberty and freedom for people to imbibe with cannabis on whatever terms they choose. Whether it be for medical use, at the end of a long day, or to rock out to ones favorite Dead show, we have adopted 420 as the time to overtly express our freedom to ingest cannabis, a plant far safer than alcohol and most over the counter and prescription drugs.

Of course, there is a real story behind 420, and Ryan Grim told us all about it in a great piece he wrote for the Huffington Post in May of 2009. It involves one of the most well known names in cannabis news, Steve Bloom, who owns and writes for Freedom Leaf.

If you are lucky enough to live in a state where marijuana is legal, 420 might be more of a celebration for you. But, for many, 420 is another day to live in fear when trying to safely consume cannabis, which is why we should use this holiday to speak out and advocate for an end to the drug war.

how did 420 start

420 is a reminder that many of us are so fearful of cannabis prohibition that we only allow for 60 seconds, twice a day, to even talk about it. For many of us, it reminds us of how we must be vigilant in avoiding the law while trying peacefully consume cannabis. And that our friends of color have been disproportionately affected by these perverse and draconian drug laws.

While there are many reasons to celebrate, let us not forget that we still live under the Federal laws of prohibition, and that all of us should continue to fight for an equal opportunity for everyone to celebrate 420.

#NoMoreDrugWar

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Published at Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:05:54 +0000

Kentucky burning commercially grown hemp with too much THC

Kentucky burning commercially grown hemp with too much THC

The Columbian / Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky agriculture officials say they’re burning a fraction of the hemp crop being grown for commercial purposes because it contains a higher level of a psychoactive compound than is legally allowed.

Brent Burchett is director of plant marketing for the state agriculture department. He says the state’s bound by law to destroy the 100 pounds (45 kilograms) in question because their THC level exceeded 0.3 percent, the limit set by Congress and followed by the state.

Grower Lyndsey Todd cultivated the hemp to be turned into medicine. Todd says her product is not psychoactive and that the 0.3 percent THC limit is an “unrealistic number.”

Hemp and marijuana are the same species, but hemp usually has a negligible amount of THC, the psychoactive compound that gives marijuana users a high.

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Published at Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:58:21 +0000

Uruguay will Begin Selling Marijuana in Pharmacies this Summer

Uruguay will Begin Selling Marijuana in Pharmacies this Summer

Uruguay will begin selling marijuana in pharmacies this summer, the final stage in the country’s pioneering regulation and normalization of marijuana. The South American country will be the first in the world to legally sell cannabis over the counter for recreational use.  In fact, their president was even nominated for a Nobel Prize after the country legalized cannabis.

Uruguay voted to legalize marijuana in 2013. They were the first country in the world to do so. Instantly there were reports that grams of marijuana would sell for as low as one dollar in Uruguay, and that sales would occur very quickly. Time has shown that launching legal sales in Uruguay has taken longer than expected, and has been discussing these sales for quite a while now.

BBC news reports:

“Cannabis will be dispensed in pharmacies starting in the month of July,” presidential aide Juan Andres Roballo told a press conference.
The law requires buyers to sign up to a national registry, which Mr Roballo said would be up and running by 2 May. The price will be US$1.30 (£1) per gram.
Registrants – who must be Uruguayan citizens or permanent residents – can purchase up to a maximum of 40 grams (1.4 ounces) per month.  The marijuana sold will come from state-supervised fields.
The law also allows users to grow their own at home, or join cooperative clubs that farm it.
Many pharmacists have doubted the financial benefits of selling a cost-controlled product.
Some Uruguayan buyers were also reluctant to sign up to a national registry, complaining of the invasion of their privacy and of having to keep to the monthly limits.
The government has now done a deal with 16 pharmacies, but it hopes to sign up more.
Mr Roballo said there would be a public health campaign before the registry was opened.

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Published at Tue, 11 Apr 2017 17:08:52 +0000

A Look at How Canada’s Marijuana Legalization Plan Compares to Legalization in the U.S. and Uruguay

A Look at How Canada’s Marijuana Legalization Plan Compares to Legalization in the U.S. and Uruguay

Today the Canadian government released their plan to legalize marijuana by July, 2018. How does this plan compare to Uruguay and the states in the U.S. that have already legalized?

In the U.S., eight states have legalized marijuana for recreational purposes. Uruguay, which legalized cannabis in 2013, remains the only country to legalize the plant federally. Canada’s government seeks to change this, however, with their newly-released plan to legalize by next year.

Below is a look at the differences and similarities between the laws in Uruguay and the U.S., and the law being proposed in Canada:

Possession Limits:

U.S.:

Seven of the eight states with legal cannabis allow up to an ounce (28 grams), with Maine allowing up to 2.5 ounces.

Canada:

The plan put forth by Canada’s Liberal Party would allow for possession of up to 30 grams.

Uruguay:

Uruguay allows possession of up to 40 grams within a one-month period.

Cultivation Limits

U.S.:

Seven of the eight legal cannabis states allow personal cultivation in a private residence, with the limit ranging from four to six plants. Washington is the only state that allows absolutely no home growing.

Canada:

Canada’s plan would allow for up to four plants to be cultivated, with localities allowed to set their own limits.

Uruguay:

Uruguay’s law allows cultivation of up to six plants, with an allowed yield of up to 480 grams annually.

Marijuana Stores

U.S.:

All eight marijuana states have established a licensed system of regulated cannabis retail outlets. Although the regulations vary slightly from state-to-state, marijuana stores is a commonality among all of them.

Canada:

Licensed and regulated marijuana retail outlets would also be allowed under Canada’s plan. Much of the exact regulations have yet to be determined, but what is known is that Canadian adults will be able to buy cannabis from a retail outlet once the system is up and running.

Uruguay:

Uruguay allows marijuana to be sold through pharmacies; such sales are expected to begin this July, exactly a year before sales in Canada are expected to start.

Age Limit:

U.S.:

All eight legal marijuana states have the age limit set at 21.

Canada:

Canada’s plan would legalize marijuana for those 18 and older.

Uruguay:

Uruguay allows recreational marijuana for those 18 and older.

Driving Laws

U.S.:

Seven of the eight states with legal cannabis have proven impairment as a necessity for issuing a DUID (driving under the influence of drugs) for marijuana. However, Washington has a 5 ng/ml THC limit, meaning those with at least 5 nanograms of THC per milliliter of blood are guilty of a DUID regardless of impairment or how long ago the person last consumed cannabis.

Canada:

Unfortunately Canada’s plan falls in line with Washington, with a 5 ng/ml THC limit set for serious driving offenses. Those with less than 5 ng/ml, but more than 2 ng/ml, would still face a fine.

Uruguay:

Uruguay’s law requires proof of impairment.

About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

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Published at Thu, 13 Apr 2017 22:55:19 +0000

Angel Capital Summit for Cannabis Investors & Startups

Angel Capital Summit for Cannabis Investors & Startups

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —  The Angel Capital Association (ACA), the world’s largest professional organization for accredited investors, will host investors from around the world at its 2017 ACA Summit, April 26-28 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. ACA Summit speakers will address topics impacting individual investors and investment strategies, including building diversity among entrepreneurs, Trump Administration impact on healthcare investing, and growth in new sectors such as blockchain and cannabis startups.

American angel investors pumped an estimated $24.6 billion into more than 70,000 startups across the country in 2015. Many of these companies are innovative, high-growth firms that create the most net new jobs in our economy and distribute new products and services that make a difference in people’s lives. ACA will celebrate great investments and 60 successful exits for ACA members and their portfolio companies at the ACA Summit, demonstrating how “Angels Drive the Success of Great Startups and Economic Growth.”

Keynote speakers include renowned venture capitalist Tim Draper and his father Bill and adult children sharing perspectives on changes they see in investing, leading investors Mitch Kapor and Freada Kapor Klein speaking on building diversity in entrepreneur communities, Steve Westly on investing in companies that change the world, and Dave Chase on “Investing in Healthcare’s Transformation.”

“Diversity among ACA Summit presenters and attendees has never been greater, reflecting a growing community across age, gender, race, and geographic lines.  We are pleased to provide attendees with access to some of the most successful angel investors in the world, as well as insights into best practices for navigating change and achieving exits for member portfolio companies,” said Marianne Hudson, executive director, Angel Capital Association.

The ACA Summit is the largest professional development event for angel investors. More than 700 ACA members, accredited investors, and startup ecosystem professionals from around the world are expected to attend to network, share best practices in angel investing, and discuss top issues and trends.

Keynote Speakers Include:

  • The Draper Family (Bill, Tim, Jesse, Adam, and Billy): “Investing Through the Generations”
  • Dave Chase, Founder, Health Rosetta Institute, and Executive Producer, The Big Heist: “Investing in Healthcare’s Transformation at the Intersection of Generating Top Tier Returns and Maximizing Impact”
  • Cindy Whitehead, The Pink Ceiling, and Former CEO, Sprout Pharmaceuticals: “How I Got to a $1B Outcome with 160 Angels”
  • Dr. Morton Grosser: “The Crèche of Innovation: A Warp-Speed History of Silicon Valley”
  • Mitch Kapor and Freada Kapor Klein, Kapor Capital: Fireside Chat
  • Steve Westly, The Westly Group, and Former CFO, the State of California: “Investing in Innovation and Companies That Change the World”
  • Swati Chaturvedi, CEO and Cofounder, Propel(x): “Ahead of the Curve: Opportunities for Investing in Science and Technology”

Members and Non-Members Register Now
ACA members and non-member investors are welcome to attend the ACA Summit by registering at https://www.angelcapitalassociation.org/2017-summit/. Press registration is accessible at that same link.

About Angel Capital Association (ACA)
ACA is the professional association of angel investors across North America and offers education, best practices, public policy advocacy, and significant benefits and resources to its membership of more than 13,000 accredited investors, who invest individually or through its 250 angel groups, accredited platforms, and family offices. For more information,  visit: www.angelcapitalassociation.org or at @ACAAngelCapital; #ACAAngelSummit.

Media Contact
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SOURCE Angel Capital Association

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Published at Wed, 12 Apr 2017 18:54:09 +0000

Report: Canada to Garner $675 Million Annually from Legal Marijuana

Report: Canada to Garner $675 Million Annually from Legal Marijuana

With a standard sales tax placed on legal cannabis, Canada would garner approximately $675 million ($507 million US) annually.

According to the report from the C.D. Howe Institute, “applying only federal and provincial sales tax (GST/HST, PST) results in over 90 percent of the marijuana market being regulated and $675 million in annual revenue”. The report notes that “Any increase in taxes beyond this level serves to increase the share of the black market and generates little additional revenue.”

The Institute breaks it down like this; “With the regulation of marijuana, the government has a choice to make: either legitimize the market or generate large revenues, not both.”

It will soon be known how exactly the government plans to regulate and tax cannabis, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has stated that they will release their plans for legalization this Thursday. It’s expected that the proposal will take effect around July of 2018, and will allow possession of up to 30 grams. Beyond that, it’s unknown what the government’s plans are.

Projections estimate that 4.6 million Canadians will consume about 655 metric tons of marijuana in 2018.

About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

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Published at Tue, 11 Apr 2017 23:40:12 +0000

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