Tracking Cannabis Taxes: Phoenix, Arizona – This Week in News

The Phoenix, Arizona City Council voted down a measure to increase the dispensary and cultivation yearly cannabis taxes. The proposed bill suggested a 17% tax on State Licensed Arizona dispensaries and cultivators. Cannabis taxes this high could have caused Phoenix dispensaries to go out of business. The concern for local dispensary owners was that a […]

You can smoke cigarettes on the boardwalk. Why not pot, advocates ask. | NJ.com

[New Jersey resident], says the state’s medical marijuana laws allow them to smoke wherever tobacco smokers do. The officers say that’s not their understanding of the law and that until the town gets clarification from a higher law enforcement agency, it’s sticking with its position banning smoking of marijuana on the boardwalk. Source: You can […]

Why hasn’t N.J. legalized marijuana?

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie lashed out this week against backers of legalizing marijuana in the state, calling the push “beyond stupidity.” Christie called out Democrats, saying they are willing to “poison our kids” to receive “blood money” from the taxes legalized pot would bring in. “We are in the midst of the public health crisis […]