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US: Pot Retailers Fear Being Taxed Out Of Business

Cocaine (MAP) - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 07:00
Seattle Times, 10 May 2015 - Federal Deductions Barred Legal Enterprises Hurt by an Old Law Aimed at Preventing Drug Dealers From Claiming Tax Write-Offs DENVER - Money was pouring into Bruce Nassau's five Colorado marijuana shops when his accountant called with the bad news: The 2014 tax season was approaching, and Nassau could not rely on the galaxy of deductions that other businesses use to reduce their tax bills. He was going to owe the Internal Revenue Service a small fortune.
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US: Marijuana Merchants Face Another Federal Obstacle: High

Cocaine (MAP) - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 07:00
New York Times, 10 May 2015 - DENVER - Money was pouring into Bruce Nassau's five Colorado marijuana shops when his accountant called with the bad news: The 2014 tax season was approaching, and Mr. Nassau could not rely on the galaxy of deductions that other businesses use to reduce their tax bills. He was going to owe the Internal Revenue Service a small fortune. "I had to write a check for $275,000," Mr. Nassau said. "Unbelievable."
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US: Marijuana Merchants Face Another Federal Obstacle: High

Cocaine (MAP) - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 07:00
Boston Globe, 10 May 2015 - Typical Write-Offs Denied by IRS DENVER - Money was pouring into Bruce Nassau's five Colorado marijuana shops when his accountant called with the bad news: The 2014 tax season was approaching, and Nassau could not rely on the galaxy of deductions that other businesses use to reduce their tax bills.
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CN ON: Dogs Can Detect Visitors' Contraband

Cocaine (MAP) - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 07:00
Kingston Whig-Standard, 09 May 2015 - Canines work at sniffing out drugs, firearms and ammunition at area penitentiaries A visitor who once tried to smuggle some drugs into an area correctional institution appeared to be drug-free to correctional service officers, but one of the institution's drug-sniffing dogs didn't think so.
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CN BC: Victoria City Council To Draft New Pot-Dispensary Bylaws

Cocaine (MAP) - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 07:00
Globe and Mail, 08 May 2015 - City councillors in Victoria have asked staff to draft new business and zoning regulations for marijuana dispensaries that could include licence fees and ban minors from the premises in response to public concern over a surge in new outlets. Bylaw changes that staff were asked for at a meeting on Thursday could limit hours of operation and introduce security requirements, licence fees and age restrictions.
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US MD: How 5.9 Grams of Marijuana Led to a 20-Year Prison Term

Cocaine (MAP) - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 07:00
Baltimore Sun, 08 May 2015 - When Ronald Hammond appeared in a Baltimore courtroom on a charge of possessing 5.9 grams of marijuana, the judge scoffed at the case. District Judge Askew Gatewood told the prosecutor that "5.9 grams won't roll you a decent joint," according to a transcript of the 2012 case. "Why would I want to spend taxpayers' money putting his little raggedy butt in jail - feeding him, clothing him, cable TV, Internet, prayer, medical expense, clothing - on $5 worth of weed?"
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Colombia: US-Funded Air War on Drugs to Be Grounded by

Cocaine (MAP) - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 07:00
The Guardian, 07 May 2015 - For more than two decades, crop dusters have buzzed the skies of Colombia showering bright green fields of coca with chemical defoliant as part of a US-funded effort to stem the country's production of cocaine. Farmers across the country have long complained that indiscriminate spraying also destroys legal crops, and that the chemical used - glyphosate - has caused everything from skin rashes and respiratory problems to diarrhoea and miscarriages. Authorities in Colombia and the US which has funded the aerial eradication programme with as much as $2bn (UKP1.3bn) since 2000 - argued that aerial spraying was the most effective and safest method of destroying coca plants - the raw material for cocaine.
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