5 Facts About The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937
The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 was drafted by infamous anti-cannabis prohibitionist Harry Anslinger, and signed into law on August 2, 1937. Up until this law was passed, cannabis products were legal to sell in pharmacies and drug stores, so long as they were properly labeled and regulated, but it was during the 1930s that the mainstream attitudes towards cannabis began to sway greatly towards negative opinion.
In honor of the 80th anniversary of the first official federal prohibitory measure on cannabis in the United States, we explore some of the reasons why the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 changed the history of cannabis.
The Cost Of Starting Medical Marijuana Dispensary
In states where medical marijuana is legal, the typical upfront cost for an application is $5,000 (non-refundable). Licensing fees differ based on your location.
“Medical marijuana business license holders say the process to receive state and local medical marijuana certificates is grueling,” said Andrew Jolley, a Las Vegas dispensary owner.
Most applicants cannot obtain the startup capital needed to operate smoothly. When applying for a permit, business owners must show that they have enough capital to push forward. Again, this varies from state to state. In Arizona, startup capital is $150,000 and in Nevada, $250,000 is required. However, for most dispensaries, the actual capitalization costs are higher than the minimum threshold set by the state.
Cannabis Dispensaries Opening Soon
Hawaii Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Near to Opening With First Lab Certified
Cannabis science, testing and analytics giant Steep Hill Laboratories announced earlier this week they have received the green light to begin cannabis testing operations in the State of Hawaii.
The movement couldn’t have come too soon for patients and dispensary operators. Hawaii’s medical cannabis program started in 2000. Dispensaries were not permitted until 2015 but rules required state-certified lab testing before product could start moving off the shelves. Without any labs officially recognized to do the work, no cannabis could meet the standard required for legal sales, leaving patients in a pickle.
Washington State Cannabis & Liquor Board Update
Date: August 04, 2017
Subject: Updated List of Pesticides Allowed for Use on Marijuana
The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has recently updated the list of pesticides that are allowed for use in marijuana production in Washington State, based on criteria previously established by WSDA.
WSDA has added 23 pesticides to the list of allowable products, and has removed eight pesticides since EPA has clarified that the existing tolerance exemption for sodium lauryl sulfate as an active ingredient does not allow direct contact with any food crop.
Pesticides containing two new active ingredients (Burkholderia spp. strain A396 (heat-killed), S-Abscisic acid) were added to the list. Most of the pesticides that were added to the list contain active ingredients that were already allowed for use in marijuana production.
Please check your stock of pesticides against the list to ensure that you are using an allowed product. Marijuana growers can continue to use any existing stocks of the eight pesticides that were removed from the list, but no new product can be purchased.
- ANCORA, EPA Reg. No. 70051-19-59807
- AZAPRO, EPA Reg. No. 92629-1
- CONTEGO SL PLANT GROWTH REGULATOR SOLUBLE LIQUID, EPA Reg. No. 73049-493
- CYCLONE, EPA Reg. No. 89385-3
- DOKTOR DOOM TOTAL RELEASE FOGGER, EPA Reg. No. 72804-1
- GRANDEVO PTO, EPA Reg. No. 84059-17-87865
- KOPA INSECTICIDAL SOAP, EPA Reg. No. 67702-11-59807
- MONTEREY B.T., EPA Reg. No. 70051-106-54705
- NATRIA INSECTICIDAL SOAP READY-TO-USE, EPA Reg. No. 67702-21-92564
- NATRIA NEEM OIL CONCENTRATE, EPA Reg. No. 70051-2-92564
- SAFER BRAND NEEM OIL CONCENTRATE, EPA Reg. No. 70051-2-42697
- SAFER BRAND NEEM OIL RTU, EPA Reg. No. 70051-13-42697
- TERRANEEM EC, EPA Reg. No. 88760-5
- TERRANEEM OIL BIOLOGICAL INSECTICIDE, EPA Reg. No. 88760-4
- TRIACT 70 BROAD SPECTRUM FUNGICIDE INSECTICIDE MITICIDE, EPA Reg. No. 70051-2-59807
- TRIATHLON BA, EPA Reg. No. 70051-107-59807
- VENERATE XC, EPA Reg. No. 84059-14
- ALL PER-PLUS CONCENTRATE, WA Reg. No. 997750-15001
- ALL PER-PLUS READY TO USE, WA Reg. No. 997750-15002
- BRANDT ORGANICS ALEO, WA Reg. No. 48813-17002
- FUNGOUT, WA Reg. No. 89046-16001
- PURE KAPOW, WA Reg. No. 998220-13001
- PURE KAPOW COMMERCIAL, WA Reg. No. 998220-16001
- CANNA-CARE MITE-MILDEW BLITZ CONCENTRATE, WA Reg. No. 999500-16001
- GREEN CLEANER, WA Reg. No. 997740-15001
- INSTANT MITE KILLER READY TO USE, WA Reg. No. 996880-16001
- INSTANT MITE KILLER CONCENTRATE, WA Reg. No. 996880-16002
- MITE MASSACRE, WA Reg. No. 92504-17001
- PRO CANN-CARE SYNERGY + CONCENTRATE, WA Reg. No. 999500-16002
- PRO CANN-CARE SYNERGY + RTU, WA Reg. No. 999500-16003
- ROOT CLEANER, WA Reg. No. 997740-15002
You can find the complete list of pesticides that are allowed for use in marijuana production, and the criteria used to establish the list, on the WSDA web site: agr.wa.gov/pestfert/pesticides/pesticideuseonmarijuana.aspx
- For information regarding the registration of pesticides and fertilizers, please contact the WSDA Pesticide and Fertilizer Registration Section.
Email for pesticide registration: firstname.lastname@example.org
Email for fertilizer registration: email@example.com
- For information regarding how to comply with the pesticide label, please contact the WSDA Pesticide Compliance Program.
Phone: 360-902-2040, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For any other questions, please contact your Liquor and Cannabis Board enforcement officer.