Tag Archives: Marijuana

311 MMJ Businesses Not Paying Taxes in Washington State

The State of Washington is next in line for allowing recreational marijuana sales and production.  It’s safe to say they are taking the matter seriously and will soon be dependent on the projected windfall in tax revenue.  As a result, they are gearing up effective enforcement regarding tax compliance and collection issues which may leave some MMJ businesses in the cold.

Cannabis TaxWashington State’s Department of Revenue has identified 311 medical marijuana businesses that have not been paying taxes.


The department is sending out letters to those businesses today in an attempt to clarify the state’s tax laws.


The letters inform the businesses – which includes dispensaries, growing collectives, edibles providers and related companies – that they must register with the department and pay their taxes. They have until Jan. 24 to comply.


In some cases, businesses will be required to pay back taxes.


That could amount to millions of dollars for the state, which has done a poor job of enforcing the tax laws on MMJ businesses to date. Last year, only 100 MMJ businesses paid roughly $2.5 million in state and local taxes.  Full story….

Source: Medical Marijuana Business Daily

Colorado’s First Day Of Legal Weed (PHOTOS)

legal weedWell, it’s official: You can legally buy weed in Colorado now, as long as you’re 21 or older. The state began the sale of recreational marijuana……

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Source: huffingtonpost.com


Sanjay GuptaI Now a Medical Cannabis Believer

Apologizes for Past Negative Stance

Dr. Sanjay GuptaI apologized for his past unfavorable stance on weed. He sites it’s because of the fact that he didn’t look hard enough and far enough. He didn’t evaluate findings from lesser known labs in other countries working on some amazing research. More importantly, he way too dismissive of the deafening chorus of genuine patients whose problems improved on cannabis.


Marijuana Legalization has arrived in the United States and it’s here to stay. We have many people to thank for this, and Sanjay Gupta is not one of them.

Still, even though Gupta and CNN’s documentary aired eight months after Colorado and Washington’s historical moves, the profound effect the Gupta and CNN special had on the world’s perception of marijuana as medicine (and viable business) is undeniable.

Look no further than Uruguay–which the Economist just named its country of the year–and you’ll see that the international tides are changing, and that empirical data, reason, and common sense will torpedo prohibition.

There will come a day (hopefully sooner rather than later) when marijuana is federally legalized in the United States of America. Your kids’ kids will read about marijuana’s federal legalization in history books. They’re going to read about Hunter S. Thompson, Jack Herer, NORML, Marc Emery, and all the activists that helped us get there.

But there will also be a chapter titled “The Sanjay Gupta Effect.” And that’s why, it’s with great honor and some irony that we proudly present Sanjay Gupta as the Marijuana Man of the year–aka the most important man for marijuana in the year of 2013. Even if he doesn’t smoke what he preaches.

How does a TV doctor like Gupta matter so much that he was the most important person in the international battle for legalization? Let’s count the ways:

Gupta exposed–and repeated–the truth on an International stage

The craziest thing about Sanjay Gupta’s coming out party is that he didn’t unveil anything you can’t figure out from a cursory Google search or by keeping up with Google’s “medical marijuana” News section. Gupta said the same thing thousands of people say every day: marijuana is a real form of medicine with unbeknownst potential and effects on seriously ill people. But…

Gupta has the forum and the clout

Marijuana freedom fighters are filled with rhetoric. We tell the same stories and preach the same truths about marijuana as medicine on a daily basis. But it often falls upon deaf ears. What Gupta did was find those deaf ears and connect with them. No longer do moms in middle America who saw this special view cannabis as an ill to society–instead, they want it to treat their ill, epileptic children.Again, many of us preach for legalization and scream and shout at our computers when we read about people going to jail for this flower. But no one is really listening to us. Source: marijuana.com

Clearing The Smoke: A Look at The Science of Cannabis

Clearing The Smoke Documentary

Montana PBS’s documentary, Clearing the Smoke, uncovers ways cannabis works on the human brain as well as within the body to treat nausea or vomiting, throbbing pain, epilepsy and perhaps even cancer. Comprehensive interviews with patients, physicians, researchers and skeptics outline the promises and the limits of cannabis.  Watch it now…



Chocolate Chip Cannabis Cookie Recipe

Cannabis Cookie Recipe

Here’s a great sweet tooth recipe packed with a little something more than just chocolate chips.  Marijuana Cookies, or better known as “Mike’s Mom’s Massive Chocolate Chip Weed Cookies”.  Yes, the name speaks volumes and you are going to love them.  Party favors don’t get much better than this!

It’s an easy to get done recipe that just about anyone can handle.

Estimated Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 10-15 cannabis cookies



2 and 1/3 cups flour (make the 1/3 cup heaping)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
6oz/175g of CannaButter
1oz/29g of regular butter (1/4 of a stick)
3/4 cup sugar
1 big cup brown sugar (don’t pack down)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 and 3/4 cups chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 375°F/190°C
Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.
Beat CannaButter, butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla in large bowl till creamy.
Add eggs 1 at a time.
Slowly add flour mix, then chocolate chips
Place in preheated oven for 9-11 minutes
Enjoy your marijuana cookies

Serving Suggestions:

Do you really need help with this?  They are awesome chocolate cookies packed with all sorts of benefits.  Eat them hot or cold it’s your choice.

The post originally appeared as “Marijuana (Cannabis) Cookies” and was featured first on The Cannabis Chef.

How Marijuana Affects Health – Documentary

Quite a few key research studies have been publicized over the past several years that point out that the chemical compounds in cannabis have a considerable impact on combating practically all major cancers, such as prostate, breast, lung, brain, leukemia, pituitary, colon, thyroid, skin and melanoma cancers. They are doing this by promoting the death of cancer cells that have forgotten how to die, as well as lowering their needed blood supply.  This is all done while leaving the healthy cells unchanged.

This video discusses how marijuana affects our health.


Kings of Cannabis – Strain, Seeds and More Documentary

“You might not know who Arjan Roskam is, but you’ve probably smoked his weed. Arjan’s been breeding some of the most famous marijuana strains in the world—like White Widow, Super Silver Haze, and many others—for over 20 years.

In 1992 he opened his first coffee shop in Amsterdam and has since crafted his marijuana-breeding skills into a market-savvy empire known as Green House Seed Company, which rakes in millions of dollars a year.”