According to the Oregon Cannabis Association, police budgets received more than $2 million from marijuana tax proceeds last year.
Some customers would rather take their chances with shady street dealers than suffer the high taxes they're being asked to pay at the cash register.
For some states, the promise of shored up budgets and funding of social programs has been realized. For others, it’s been a mixed bag.
California has been having trouble converting illicit cannabis businesses to legal enterprises and the black market appears to be as strong as ever.
When California finally allows sales of recreational marijuana next year, retailers will still be competing with illicit growers for customers.
The introduction of draft legislation to legalize marijuana by July 2018 is in place, but will lower marijuana tax be part of the deal?
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In a bold move, Colorado Gov. announced a plan to take tax revenues from marijuana sales and use it to help solve the Colorado homeless crisis.
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Next week’s elections have the potential to make some serious changes and reforms for cannabis and even psychedelics.