Forget Federal Legalization – The SAFE Act is as Good and Can Still Pass

House Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D) just made good on one of the most ambitious goals of his career.

On Wednesday, Schumer released draft legislation of The Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act, a cannabis bill that would legalize cannabis at the federal level.

On the surface, this sounds like a watershed moment for the U.S. cannabis industry. Federal legalization would unleash the true potential of the U.S. cannabis industry. It would generate billions in new economic activity. It would also create thousands of new jobs and generate billions in taxes for state and local governments. Continue reading “Forget Federal Legalization – The SAFE Act is as Good and Can Still Pass”

The 2018 Farm Bill – What it Means for Hemp Farmers’ Tax Bill

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the 2018 Farm Bill) has officially been signed into law.  One of the major components of this legislation of industrial hemp.  This blog post will mainly focus on what the tax implications of this legalization and contrast tax differences of a federal legal hemp business versus a federally illegal business subject to section 280E.  Continue reading “The 2018 Farm Bill – What it Means for Hemp Farmers’ Tax Bill”