Marijuana Dispensaries Lose IRS Tax Fight Over FedEx Delivery

Original article found on Marijuana, and the IRS have a difficult relationship. A recent tax case from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Organics Cannabis Foundation LLC v. Commissioner (Jun. 19, 2020) is an unhappy story about a tax audit of several marijuana dispensaries. Any marijuana business faces extra tough tax treatment, since Section 280E…


World Health Organization Recommends Reclassifying Marijuana Under International Treaties

Original Article on Forbes Global health experts at the United Nations are recommending that marijuana and its key components be formally rescheduled under international drug treaties. The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for whole-plant marijuana, as well as cannabis resin, to be removed from Schedule IV—the most restrictive category of a 1961 drug convention signed by…

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Congress Expands Medical Marijuana Access for Veterans

Article originally posted on The bills would allow VA doctors to recommend medical marijuana prescriptions to patients while another would kickstart veteran-related cannabis research. A pair of key bills that could expand veterans’ access to medical marijuana passed in a House Committee this week. One piece of legislation would allow Veteran Affairs doctors to…

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FDA and USDA Start Making Sense on Hemp CBD

Article from According to Hemp Industry Daily reporter Laura Drotleff, it  was an eventful week for hemp regulation at the National Association of State Department of Agriculture (NASDA) meeting in Arlington, Virginia. Drotleff reported on two major developments at NASDA. These developments came from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the US Department of Agriculture…

Day in the life of a marijuana testing facility

A Day In The Life: Marijuana Testing Lab

A day in the life: Marijuana lab testing was originally published in Marijuana Business Magazine Step 1: Prepare a biosafety cabinet Rm3 Labs, based in Boulder, Colorado, prepares a NuAire biosafety cabinet for bio-contaminant testing. Biosafety cabinets provide a ventilated, clean and enclosed workspace equipped with High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters that capture and trap micro…


Scottsdale Research Institute Case

This article was originally posted on A federal court is ordering the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to respond to a lawsuit concerning the status of applications for research-grade marijuana manufacturers. Researchers filed a suit against the agency last month, arguing that the quality of cannabis supplied from the nation’s only federally authorized cultivation facility is…