Oregon Law Allows Oregon Taxpayers to Deduct Pot Expenses

JD Supra:  “Measure 91, officially called the Control, Regulation, and Taxation of Marijuana and Industrial Hemp Act, passed by Oregon voters, appears to have alleviated some of the impact of Code Section 280E as it relates to Oregon taxable income. Specifically:

  1. Section 71 of Measure 91 provides that Code Section 280E does not apply for purposes of determining Oregon taxable income or loss under our corporate income tax regime. This provision sets forth no specific effective date. So, in accordance with Sections 81 and 82 of Measure 91, it became effective on July 1, 2015.
  2. Section 74 of Measure 91 provides that Code Section 280E does not apply for purposes of determining Oregon taxable income or loss under our individual income tax regime. This provision of Measure 91 specifically provides that the change became effective for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2015.”
By |2016-03-19T07:05:32-07:00March 19th, 2016|Stories & Articles, Tax Issues|Comments Off on Oregon Law Allows Oregon Taxpayers to Deduct Pot Expenses

Arizona Patients Cultivate Marijuana in Their Homes

Phoenix New Times:  “As cannabis advocates debate whether a proposed Arizona legalization law allows counties or towns to ban home growing, attempts to regulate home cultivation of medical marijuana have failed.  The inability of counties to control home cultivation by qualified medical-marijuana patients gives insight into how the planned legalization measure may work for those who want to grow their own. . . . The rural counties of Apache and Gila approved ordinances in 2011 that also require patients to obtain a permit even when growing discreetly in their own homes. Yet, as officials confirm, no patient in either county ever applied for a permit.”

By |2016-03-19T06:57:17-07:00March 19th, 2016|Stories & Articles|Comments Off on Arizona Patients Cultivate Marijuana in Their Homes

Arizona Medical Marijuana Patients at Risk for Eviction

Tucson News Now:  “Medical marijuana may be legal in Arizona, but using it can still get you kicked out of your home.  Some Valley landlords have provisions in their leases that specifically ban medical marijuana use, even by card-holding patients, and a violation can result in eviction.  Vince Borinsky said he was evicted from a Mesa apartment complex in 2011 for using and growing medical marijuana, even though he had a state-approved medical marijuana card to do so.”

By |2019-06-18T19:55:54-07:00March 9th, 2016|Stories & Articles|Comments Off on Arizona Medical Marijuana Patients at Risk for Eviction

Arizona DHS Posts the New Application for an Arizona Medical Marijuana Dispensary License

The Arizona Department of Health Services just posted the Medical Marijuana Program Dispensary Registration Certificate Application and related documents on its website.  If you are interested in applying for a license to operate a new Arizona medical marijuana dispensary then you need to study the application and related documents and begin the work needed to prepare all the documents and file the application.  ADHS has not yet announced when it will accept applications, but it does warn that it will accept new applications for only TEN WORKING DAYS after it begins accepting applications.

The application states:

“In accordance with A.R.S. § 36-2804, nonprofit medical marijuana dispensaries shall register with the Arizona Department of Health Services (Department). The Department may not issue more than one nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary registration certificate for every ten (10) pharmacies that have registered under section 32-1929, have obtained a pharmacy permit from the Arizona Board of Pharmacy, and operate in the State. As per A.A.C. R9-17-304, dispensary registration certificate applicants must submit to the Department an application in a Department-provided format (the Dispensary Registration Certificate Application). The Department will accept Dispensary Registration Certificate Applications for 10 working days.”

The packet includes a checklist, the application and a document called “Documentation of Property Ownership.”  The latter document must be signed by the owner of the real estate on which the dispensary will be located.

By |2017-02-04T07:33:05-07:00March 3rd, 2016|Dept Health Services, Stories & Articles|Comments Off on Arizona DHS Posts the New Application for an Arizona Medical Marijuana Dispensary License

Duke Rodriguez + Ultra Health + Nevada’s Paiute Tribe + Pot = ?

Albuquerque Journal:  “A New Mexico medical cannabis producer this week announced a joint venture with the Las Vegas Paiute tribe to build a large growing facility and two dispensaries on tribal land in Nevada.  Duke Rodriguez, founder of Ultra Health LLC, said the $5 million project could serve as a model for a similar deal in coming months with a pueblo in New Mexico.”

See the tribe’s press release.

See also “Las Vegas Paiutes’ newest venture: medical marijuana” that said, “Ultra Health is working with more than 20 tribes, some of whom have signed letters of intent pending completion of the regulatory process, Rodriguez said.”

By |2016-03-01T19:20:51-07:00March 1st, 2016|Stories & Articles, Zoned Properties & Duke Rodriguez|Comments Off on Duke Rodriguez + Ultra Health + Nevada’s Paiute Tribe + Pot = ?