Steve DeAngelo http://kalw.org en Cannabis News Roundup: January 31, 2014 http://kalw.org/post/cannabis-news-roundup-january-31-2014 <p><strong><em>Medical cannabis in CA is a “con job,” says Law Enforcement … Hemp study included in House farm bill… Banks leery of working with dispensaries… Super Bowl billboard competition… &nbsp;Flying high to Denver… and more.</em></strong></p><p><strong><em>COPS &amp; COURTS</em></strong></p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 18:58:55 +0000 Steven Short 39124 at http://kalw.org Cannabis News Roundup: January 31, 2014 Cannabis news roundup: August 7, 2012 http://kalw.org/post/cannabis-news-roundup-august-7-2012 <p>(Newsday) // The federal tax court has <a href="http://newyork.newsday.com/news/health/medical-marijuana-tax-deductions-for-businesses-not-valid-court-rules-1.3885270">ruled against</a> San Francisco&rsquo;s now-closed Vapor Room. It means the business owes thousands of dollars in back taxes &ndash; and has wide implications for all dispensaries.</p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 20:37:17 +0000 Steven Short 14725 at http://kalw.org Cannabis news roundup: August 7, 2012 Meet a major player in California's cannabis industry http://kalw.org/post/meet-major-player-californias-cannabis-industry <p>Marijuana is legal for medical use under California law, but sale and possession are still federal crimes. Raids on growers and dispensaries &ndash; and a general climate of uncertainty &ndash; are increasingly creating problems for the industry.</p><p>Last week, the company that processes most dispesary credit card transactions nationally announced that starting in July, it would no longer do so. This means businesses will now have to conduct most of their business in cash.</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 23:40:35 +0000 Steven Short 12806 at http://kalw.org Meet a major player in California's cannabis industry