Saturday, April 07, 2007

Medical MJ To Be Taxed

Not too surprising, is it?

It should make some of you happy- at least those of you pissed off about pot growers not paying taxes.

Board of Equalization has decided to apply sales tax to marijuana sold at the many medical marijuana clinics across the state. Since pot isn't dispensed by a pharmacist or approved by the FDA, I guess it isn't considered medicine, according to them.

Kinda throws a kink into what a friend (now retired from the Casa Grande, AZ Police Dept.) suggested to me years ago. He said, "The only reason drugs aren't legal is they haven't figured out a way to tax them...".

Hmm...does this medical mj tax make that any more, or less, true?


At 8:41 AM, Blogger Anon.R.mous said...

So does this mean that the different counties in California can also tax pot as well too? Humboldt County should add a 1% reefer tax and become rich.

Hell, put up some billboards on 101 and 299. "Try Humboldt County Reefer, it's the only think we can't really fuck up on the North Coast."

At 9:19 AM, Anonymous jaime matteoli said...

Marijuana activist should praise this legislation! Taxes on MJ legitimizes it's use. Now the government risks loosing precious tax dollars.

At 9:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your friend, the retired Casa Grande, AZ PD, is a baffoon. That or a complete idiot. It's a good thing he's retired.

The only reason (methamphetamine, marijuana, heroin, LSD, metaqualone,cocaine) isn't legal is because we can't tax it ??????

Mabye the clinics can pay back taxes on their profits and identify their suppliers ?

At 2:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think it will have any political effect. Even if the clinics form a lobbying group to promote their economic interests, they can't threaten to move their operations out of state. The legal status is just too unsettled for reefer tax to have much impact.

I assume the clinics are already liable for Federal & State income/business/social security/workman's comp/unemployment taxes. They must know that Al Capone was jailed for tax evasion, not racketeering.

At 2:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BTW in looking this up I see that there's no sales tax in Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, and Oregon. All good Libertarian utopias for Fred to relocate to, and as soon as possible, please.

At 9:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, I've heard of baboons, and buffoons. Where where you going, 9.33. Also, I think cops get a little cynical, stuck as they are between baboons (the public) and buffoons (politicians),

At 9:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its about goddamn time they taxed the stuff.

At 9:13 AM, Blogger Fred said...

See... I knew someone would be happy about it.


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