Green Web Design and Selthofner Consulting are pleased to announce that a brand new website has been completed for TaxThis.org. Mark has created a tax plan proposal for taxing Cannabis and Hemp in the USA.
Mark's cannabis tax plan was published in Issue 29 of Treating Yourself Magazine. TaxThis.org is the official website for his marijuana tax plan.
In the course of this project, Green Web Design provided the following services:
Domain Name Registration; Secure Dedicated Web Hosting; Website Design Services; MySQL Database creation and setup; PHP script installation; Installation and integration of specialized plugins for custom functionality; integration of Google Analytics and Google Webmaster tools to track website traffic; XML Sitemap creation and submission; Basic social media package to integrate facebook, feedburner, twitter, stumbleupon, and other social networking capabilities with the website for easy sharing by visitors; and more.
From the site:
Have you ever heard someone say, “They (the government) should just legalize and tax marijuana!” Well, I have. So I started to look at the tax plans in the states that have medical marijuana laws to see what they had. For the most part, there is not one solid plan among them. Some say that “It’s medicine and you can’t tax medicine.” This is true. However, a pharmacist is not distributing medical marijuana; it is being treated as a controlled, over-the-counter medication. Therefore, it can be taxed on the medication aspect just like aspirin, not to mention the plant’s origin is considered an herb, and herbs can be a taxed product also.
Hello. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Mark. I am a carpenter by trade and I have been following the medical marijuana laws since 1996. When California passed Proposition 215, it was ground-breaking legislation. Now in 2011, 16 states and Washington D.C. have legislation on medical marijuana and a handful of states with legislation in the works. All of them have one thing in common: not one has been able to figure out the best way to set up the business end of medical marijuana! Well, I have taken the time to write a detailed plan of how, I think, to properly run this industry and produce the most tax revenue to the benefit of everyone.
This document started as an idea discussed over a game of cribbage. Then 20 people put in their input and suggestions, and most suggestions were implemented in this idea because each one addressed a past, current, or future concern. The use of medical marijuana should be a constitutional right because it directly coincides with the pursuit of happiness.
This idea outlines the safest, most economical way for patients to acquire a quality product that has met minimum standards and guidelines at the most competitive price available. This way, patients will know that the medicine that they are putting into their already illness-struck bodies has met guidelines to guarantee effectiveness and safety. The following plan will outline my thoughts on how any state can make the next groundbreaking legislation. I have taken ideas from all over and put them into what has become a sensible and simple way to regulate the business of medical marijuana, by explaining every aspect, from licensing to inspections, law enforcement, commercial growers, patients, dispensaries, the relief on the judicial system, and, most important, to create a whole new tax base.
This idea is not going to be all that difficult to accomplish if the structure of the outline is followed. I feel that the total expense, including all licensing costs, insurance costs, employment costs, income and sales taxes, business expenses, and growing costs, will all be able to be achieved for approximately $10 per gram or less. Right now, market prices are dictated by the black market, and patients are paying between $14.29 and $17.15 per gram. The immediate drop in the price will ease pressure on the pocketbooks of the ill