Portland Tribune:  “This week, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) will introduce bicameral legislation to reconcile state marijuana laws and federal tax law — particularly Section 280E.  The sensible-sounding Small Business Tax Equity Act would allow marijuana businesses operating in compliance with state law to take deductions associated with the sale of marijuana like any other legal business.  Currently, legitimate sellers of medical marijuana cannot declare such common items as rent, utilities and professional services (accounting) as expenses on their federal tax forms. They end up in a 70- to 90-percent tax bracket, instead of the more usual 20 percent for small businesses that the U.S. Small Business Administration estimates.”