The residents of Oregon, Alaska, and Washington D.C will be voting on whether the recreational use of marijuana should be legalized or not.
According to USA Today, these states must have the support of the U.S. Congress, any approved shops for selling marijuana will have a tax code that will result in the federal government making more from the profits of marijuana that the distributors. This tax code is already a threat to states like Colorado and Washington where the recreational use of marijuana is legalized.
Even though the federal government is making a lot of money off of the profits of marijuana, it is still unclear if it is the motive of the federal government to be undermining local businesses. The tax code is called 280E. It was first created in 1982 and says that if a business is selling drugs like marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, or heroin, the only expenses that are deductible are the costs that are related to the attainment or growth of the drug. Any costs related to the selling of the drug which includes money for advertising, rent, and salaries for employees are not deductible. [Read More]
Rob Meagher, CBE’s Founder, President and Editor-in-Chief is a 30 year veteran of the media world. His career has spanned from stints representing the Washington Post, USA Weekend, Reader’s Digest, Financial World & Corporate Finance to the technology world where he worked at International Data Group and Ziff Davis where he was part of the launch team for The Web Magazine, Yahoo Internet Life, Smart Business and Expedia Travels before starting his own marketing and Publisher’s Representative Firm. He also ran all print and online media sales and marketing for the Society for Human Resource Management before partnering with Forbes and then Fortune to create Special Sections covering a variety of topics. Rob, who started CBE Press in 2014, can be contacted at [email protected]
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