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    Cannabis Legislation and Lawsuits | The Line

    >>WELCOME BACK. THE CANNABIS DISCUSSION IS NOT CONFINED TO THE ROUNDHOUSE THESE DAYS. WE LEARNED THIS WEEK, ULTRA HEALTH, THE STATE’S LARGEST PRODUCER OF MEDICAL CANNABIS, IS SUING THE STATE TAXATION AND REVENUE DEPARTMENT FOR 1 1/2 MILLION. THAT IS HOW MUCH THE COMPANY HAS PAID IN GROSS RECEIPTS TAX OVER THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS. ARGUMENT IS THAT MEDICAL CANNABIS SHOULD BE EXEMPT FROM THAT SALES TAX, JUST AS PRESCRIPTION MEDICINES ARE. DIANE, THIS IS ALL UNCHARTERED WATERS. WE ARE LEARNING AS WE GO. INTERESTING DISCUSSION TOO. HOW TO DEAL WITH THESE ISSUES. ON THIS ISSUE, DOES ULTRA HAVE A POINT? SEEMS LIKE THEY MUST BE RIGHT. IT IS SORT…

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    North Dakota Legislative Review 1910

    – [Narrator] Welcome to a weekly review of North Dakota’s legislative news. Now here’s your host, Dave Thompson, with North Dakota Legislative Review. – And this is North Dakota Legislative Review. I’m Dave Thompson. Thanks for joining us. One of the more anticipated bills of the session called the Prairie Dog Bill passed in the state senate unanimously. What it does is provide a new bucket for oil tax money that cities, counties, townships can dive into to pay for infrastructure projects like streets, things like that. It goes to the governor. The governor will make the final decision whether or not he signs it or vetoes it. Also this…

  • Medical Marijuana and Money Laundering
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    Medical Marijuana and Money Laundering

    Twenty-nine states have now legalized marijuana for medicinal use and additional states have legalized marijuana for recreational use. But, federally marijuana is illegal in all circumstances in the United States. It’s a schedule one substance under the controlled substances act. That clearly applies to people who are in the marijuana industry but it also applies to those who just nibble around the edges of the industry like banks. Understanding the total value of the marijuana industry is a pretty complex question. Projections of the legal market right now are somewhere in the 5 to 8 billion dollar range per year but as new states come online, both for medical marijuana…

  • The Right to Choose with Cory Gardner
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    The Right to Choose with Cory Gardner

    – [Narrator] In 2018, an incredible 46 states have legalized at least some form of medical cannabis, and so far, nine have legalized recreational use as well. Remarkably, some conservatives, lead by former attorney general Jeff Sessions, assert that federal law should trump the will of the states on this issue. What happened to federalism? Free the People sat down with US Senator Cory Gardner, whose state of Colorado was among the first to legalize the sale and use of cannabis. Senator Gardner isn’t the world’s biggest fan of weed, but he is a fan of the Constitution and its 10th Amendment. – Senator Gardner, thanks for sitting down with…