With the recent legalization of recreational cannabis sales in Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington,[1] the writing is on the wall for the world’s eighth largest economy.[2] As of the writing of this blog, there are eleven competing ballot propositions seeking to legalize recreational cannabis use in California in 2016.[3] As Colorado and Washington have already experienced, the legalization of recreational cannabis brings an abundance of new business opportunities. And, as with any business, properly complying with legal obligations is critically important to minimizing risk. Chief among these obligations is tax compliance.

Originally published in New Cannabis Ventures, December 11, 2015.

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