Tell the IRS to grant medical marijuana dispensaries the same tax deductions
Petition telling the IRS to grant medical marijuana dispensaries the same tax deductions that other businesses enjoy:
The IRS' refusal to grant the Harborside medical marijuana dispensary the same standard tax deductions as other U.S. businesses means the dispensary is stuck with a $2.5 million tax bill and will be forced to close for good.
If the IRS chooses to enforce this policy elsewhere, dispensaries across the country will have to shut down, jobs will be lost, state tax revenues will suffer, and seriously ill people will be denied their medicine.
We, the cosigned, demand that the IRS treat dispensaries like all other U.S. businesses and grant them the same tax deductions that other business enjoy.
I am a retired detective lieutenant—26 years with the New Jersey State Police and 14 in their Narcotic Bureau, mostly undercover. I bear witness to the abject failure of the U.S. war on drugs and to the horrors produced by its unintended consequences.
When States using the rights given them by the U.S. Constitution to enact laws aimed at reducing some of the harms caused by drug prohibition (thereby legalizing medical marijuana), the IRS should not allow itself to be used as the arrogant bully of the federal government in usurping the will of the citizens of California.
Jack A. Cole