CRS’ Report Warns High Federal Cannabis Taxes Could Hinder Industry’s Economic Potential

Congressional Research Service (CRS) recently released a report suggesting that federal lawmakers should be careful about imposing high federal taxes on cannabis products in case of federal legalization. Why? According to the document, high federal taxes could hinder the industry’s economic potential.

“For example, some research has suggested that high marijuana tax rates—and resulting high recreational marijuana prices—may contribute to the risk of turning potential consumers toward the untaxed black market, in turn jeopardizing recreational marijuana’s economic potential,” the report reads.

See Also: Congressional Research Service Foresees Potential DEA Endorsement Of Marijuana Rescheduling

Michigan: 3 Stores Closed, 4 Cities Reject Adult-Use Sales, Apple Cider Recalled 

Earlier this month, Menominee Circuit Judge Mary Barglind ordered three U.P. cannabis stores involved in a legal case to close, reported Mlive. Stores that had to close their doors include Lume which runs around 40 shops, Higher Love which has six U.P. stores and Nirvana Center with 13 other Michigan pot shops.

According to the judge, there’s currently a cannabis turf war going on in Menominee, with the first two licensed cannabis stores Rise and the Fire …

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