Well Thought-out Guide Gives Marijuana License Applicants Information and Advice The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) recently released a Business Readiness Guide for licensed cannabis businesses in their state. This well thought-out guide gives marijuana license applicants information and advice about the most pressing questions facing new licenses, from the simple to the complex. The…

Washington State Department of Agriculture just released new Worker Protection Standards Putting an emphasis on workplace safety is never a bad idea. Avoiding injuries help to bolster employee morale, productivity, retention, and the public reputation of your company and your industry. Being proactive doesn’t always earn a business any awards, but only fixing a problem…

Cannabis Businesses Refused Basic Legal Protections That Are Available To Nearly Every Other Industry Once again, medical and recreational cannabis business owners across the nation are refused basic legal protections that are available to nearly every other industry; this time, bankruptcies. Bankruptcy is one of the most fundamental financial tools in American law. Nobody wants…

502 Excise Taxes DO NOT Have To Be Counted As Income When 502 Cannabis Businesses File Their Federal Income Taxes “Don’t count excise tax amount as income” Dean Guske, CPA to many marijuana businesses in Washington State (and around the country), and his firm, Guske & Company, have been taking the position with their clients…

Under the State’s worker compensation law, an employer must reimburse an employee for “reasonable and necessary medical care” New Mexico Court finds Medical Marijuana to be “Reasonable and Necessary Medical Care”- Last month, the New Mexico Court of Appeals declared that employers in New Mexico must reimburse injured employees for the cost of medical marijuana….

Unfortunately, The Answer To This Question Has Not Changed Can you be fired for smoking weed? Even in states where it is legal under state law to purchase, possess, and use marijuana, it is legal to fire an employee for using marijuana. Cyd Maurer, a TV News anchor in Oregon recently learned this the hard…

More than 50% of Revenue In Marijuana Businesses Go To State And Federal Taxes I-502 recreational marijuana retail shops revenue in early October 2014. This is the daily gross revenue amounts. Of course, more than 50% of the revenue goes out on state and federal taxes, including income tax, excise tax, sales tax, and the sad…