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25 Mar

Guidance From a Top Labor Lawyer of COVID-19 Employee Issues

The Southern California Coalition Response To The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration Rate Increases The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (the CDTFA) announced two egregious rate increases yesterday. The first is an adjustment of the mark-up rate for the excise tax calculation from a 60% to 80% a 20% increase, which given the state of the California Cannabis Market is not only unfair, but unconscionable. Wretched market conditions, much of it created by the exorbitant...

24 Mar

Department of Cannabis Regulation to Offer Guidance on Cash Payments

The Southern California Coalition Response To The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration Rate Increases The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (the CDTFA) announced two egregious rate increases yesterday. The first is an adjustment of the mark-up rate for the excise tax calculation from a 60% to 80% a 20% increase, which given the state of the California Cannabis Market is not only unfair, but unconscionable. Wretched market conditions, much of it created by the exorbitant...

21 Mar

The Southern California Coalition Response To The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration Rate Increases

The Southern California Coalition Response To The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration Rate Increases The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (the CDTFA) announced two egregious rate increases yesterday. The first is an adjustment of the mark-up rate for the excise tax calculation from a 60% to 80% a 20% increase, which given the state of the California Cannabis Market is not only unfair, but unconscionable. Wretched market conditions, much of it created by the exorbitant...

19 Mar

State Benefits Offered to Employers During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Pending COVID-19 Bills

The Southern California Coalition Response To The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration Rate Increases The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (the CDTFA) announced two egregious rate increases yesterday. The first is an adjustment of the mark-up rate for the excise tax calculation from a 60% to 80% a 20% increase, which given the state of the California Cannabis Market is not only unfair, but unconscionable. Wretched market conditions, much of it created by the exorbitant...

13 Feb

MARIJUANA BUSINESS DAILY: California unions ask state’s Democrats to shut out major cannabis trade group

By Emily Alpert Reyes | January 12, 2020   When Cat Packer was chosen to head a Los Angeles city department that would help usher in the legalization of marijuana, then-Council President Herb Wesson billed her appointment as a bold example of what Los Angeles stood for.   Packer had been an activist with the Drug Policy Alliance who was firmly focused on how the war on drugs had battered communities of color. She was young, black and openly gay, with tailored suits, hair...

12 Jan

LA TIMES.COM: She embodied the hopes for L.A.’s cannabis program. Can she overcome its stumbles?

By Emily Alpert Reyes | January 12, 2020   When Cat Packer was chosen to head a Los Angeles city department that would help usher in the legalization of marijuana, then-Council President Herb Wesson billed her appointment as a bold example of what Los Angeles stood for.   Packer had been an activist with the Drug Policy Alliance who was firmly focused on how the war on drugs had battered communities of color. She was young, black and openly gay, with tailored suits, hair...

10 Jan

CANNABIS WIRE.COM: California – With Gov. Newsom’s New Budget, Big Changes Coming to Top Cannabis Market in US

By Alyson Martin | January 10, 2020 With Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2020-21 budget, big changes are coming for the state’s nascent, legal cannabis market — also the nation’s largest. California’s adult use market has been struggling for a number of reasons, including local bans on cannabis businesses, which the industry says exacerbates its most significant concern: the persistent, sprawling illicit market, which, as it is untaxed and unregulated, has been threatening the bottom line of legal cannabis businesses. It was with this backdrop...

15 Dec

MJ BIZ DAILY.COM: Hopeful L.A. cannabis market entrants bleed money as they wait again – this time for licensing audit

By John Schroyer| November 27, 2019 The Los Angeles marijuana market is enduring more licensing delays. This time, it’s for a government-ordered audit of the city’s cannabis regulators.  It means more uncertainty for marijuana firms. And, perhaps most excruciating, it means more money down the drain. That’s the ongoing narrative surrounding the L.A. marijuana market, where hundreds of entrepreneurs have waited months to learn if they can launch legal cannabis companies. Some, in fact, have reported losing tens of thousands...

22 Nov

SCC Calls for Investigation in Response to CDTFA Tax Hikes

The Southern California Coalition Response To The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration Rate Increases The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (the CDTFA) announced two egregious rate increases yesterday. The first is an adjustment of the mark-up rate for the excise tax calculation from a 60% to 80% a 20% increase, which given the state of the California Cannabis Market is not only unfair, but unconscionable. Wretched market conditions, much of it created by the exorbitant...

21 Nov

MJ BIZ DAILY.COM: California marijuana taxes will increase New Year’s Day

By John Schroyer| November 21, 2019 After having avoided an increase in state taxes on legal marijuana, California officials changed course Thursday and announced MJ excise and cultivation taxes will go up effective Jan. 1. High state and local tax rates have been an industry problem that have made legal businesses less competitive with the illicit market: Unlicensed retailers can lure customers with lower prices, since rogue shops don’t pay any taxes. In announcing the move, the...

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