Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, July 07, 2015 11:48 am
By Kay Bell ·

Washington state’s first 12 months of taxable marijuana sales were much better than expected.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 10:14 am
By Jay MacDonald ·

A rise in home explosions triggered by legal pot processing may pique the interest of insurers.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 8:00 am
By David McMillin ·

As mid-term elections near, there is one area where Colorado Senate candidates agree with each other: marijuana businesses need access to the banking system.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 10:35 am
By Kay Bell ·

When it comes to legalizing marijuana, Bob Dylan said it best: The tax times, they are a-changin.’ OK, Dylan didn’t specifically say tax times, but in the effort to move marijuana into the mainstream, proponents of legal weed are regularly touting the tax benefits. © John Munson/Star Ledger/Corbis The latest instance is in Oregon. An

Saturday, July 19, 2014 10:00 am
By David McMillin ·

Marijuana businesses scored a big victory in the House of Representatives: access to the banking industry.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 3:47 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Marijuana supporters had predicted much more in tax revenue during the legalization campaign.

Thursday, February 27, 2014 6:05 am
By Marcie Geffner ·

Feds offer banks guidelines for marijuana businesses. Banks say it’s not enough.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:12 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Legitimate marijuana business owners are running into problems with the IRS and its tax code.

Thursday, February 06, 2014 2:00 pm
By David McMillin ·

Cannabis business owners are struggling with being shut out of the banking industry.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 3:44 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Drugs have always tempted individual users. Today, they also are attractive to states and local jurisdictions facing fiscal difficulties. Several states require that dealers of various illegal drugs buy tax stamps. Now, lawmakers in more states and municipalities are looking at similar ways to make some much-needed legal money off illegal acts. The taxation of illegal drugs