The House Republican budget plan includes a hike in the cigarette tax and a new tax on dosages of opioid drugs…

Plan would raise Kentucky's cigarette tax above $1 per pack to pay for educationTom Loftus, Louisville Courier Journal Published 7:53 p.m. ET Feb. 27, 2018Plan would raise cigarette taxes above $1 per pack to pay for educationFRANKFORT, Ky. — The House Republican budget plan includes a hike in the cigarette tax and a new tax …

Marijuana could be a $35 billion market by 2020

Published: July 15, 2015 1:36 p.m. ET   If all 50 states were to fully legalize pot, it could generate big sales   By KathleenBurke Reporter If all 50 U.S. states were to approve the consumption of marijuana for medical and recreational use, it could become a $35 billion market by 2020. That’s according to …

Feds Propose Taxing Marijuana, True Cash Crop

With all the upheaval in Washington, it isn’t likely that federal proposals to tax marijuana will pass anytime soon. Yet as Professor Paul Caron catalogs, economists are looking anew at the proposed Marijuana Tax Equity Act (H.R. 501). It would end the federal prohibition on marijuana and allow it to be taxed. Growers, sellers and …

Let’s talk about “corporate cannabis”…

    In the last few years the corporate agenda has led the legalization movement of cannabis right thru the processes of capitalism, all nice, and tied up with a pretty bow on the “bag”. There is a serious problem with this. First of all I am not anti-capitalist.  In fact it would be my …

Marijuana Taxes Are Upheld, But Paying Them Could Incriminate You

Remember Lois Lerner? She’s the IRS Exempt Organizations Chief whose emails disappeared but whose texts revealed bias against conservative groups. She has refused to testify multiple times claiming protection under the Fifth Amendment. The right not to incriminate yourself runs deep in our Constitution. Even so, a Colorado tax on marijuana has been upheld by …