As we get further into the 21st century, stigmas surrounding cannabis have begun to fade as more and more people begin to see cannabis less as a “Schedule I Drug” and more as a form of medicine, relaxation, or stimulation. As the national mindset regarding cannabis shifts, so do the laws, which can be hard to keep up with. Especially if you’re a dispensary or a cannabis brand whose business operations are heavily governed by state laws and regulations, you need to know the most recent information.

That’s why here at springbig we decided to put together this article which will discuss the cannabis laws by state as of September 2020. We will focus mainly on states who are either already medically or recreationally legal, or who will be soon. We will also forecast the future of cannabis law as it could be affected by the recent state of affairs in the United States. 

That being said, if you’re a cannabis business and you want to know the fine print of the laws in your state, then it may be best to hire an attorney for your business who is dedicated to cannabis law so that you can ensure your business is compliant. And if you really want to make sure you’re compliant, you’ll want to make sure that you’re utilizing springbig’s compliance suite: 360 Permissions. With 360 Permissions you can rest assured that your business is taken care of with up-to-date and effective compliance solutions. 

That being said, let’s get into the complete guide to cannabis laws by state.

Fully Legal States

Alaska

Medical use: legal

Recreational use: legal 

Tax*: Excise tax of $50/ounce for flowers – Excise tax of $15/ounce for stems and leaves – Excise tax of $25/ounce for immature flowers/buds

Advertising regulations: To be determined (TBD). Refer to Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Division of Public Health for more information

 

Alaska has become a popular site for cannabis tourists, and because of this the state has been able to collect heft tax revenues. With this, you can expect to pay more for cannabis here; about $20/gram on average. 

California

Medical use: legal

Recreational use: legal 

Tax*: Cultivation Tax of $9.65/ounce for flowers – $2.87/ounce for leaves – Fresh plant material $1.35/ounce – Excise tax of 15% of Retail Sales State retail sales tax applies (7.25% plus local taxes)

Advertising regulations: 

(a) A person shall not distribute any form of advertising for physician recommendations for medical cannabis in California unless the advertisement bears the following notice to consumers:

 

NOTICE TO CONSUMERS: The Compassionate Use Act of 1996 ensures that seriously ill Californians have the right to obtain and use cannabis for medical purposes where medical use is deemed appropriate and has been recommended by a physician who has determined that the person’s health would benefit from the use of medical cannabis. Recommendations must come from an attending physician as defined in Section 11362.7 of the Health and Safety Code. Cannabis is a Schedule I drug according to the federal Controlled Substances Act. Activity related to cannabis use is subject to federal prosecution, regardless of the protections provided by state law.

 

(b) Advertising for attending physician recommendations for medical cannabis shall meet all of the requirements in Section 651. Price advertising shall not be fraudulent, deceitful, or misleading, including statements or advertisements of bait, discounts, premiums, gifts, or statements of a similar nature.

 

For more information see section 2525.5. of the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act:

Colorado

Medical use: legal

Recreational use: legal 

Tax*: Excise Tax of 15% of Average Market Rate – sales to retail stores Retail Tax of 15% – local government receive 10% of this tax – Local Option Retail Tax up to 8%

Advertising regulations: 

R 1102 – Advertising General Requirement: No Deceptive, False or Misleading Statements

A Retail Marijuana Establishment shall not engage in Advertising that is deceptive, false, or misleading. A Retail Marijuana Establishment shall not make any deceptive, false, or misleading assertions or statements on any product, any sign, or any document provided to a consumer.

R 1104 –Advertising: Television

A. Television Defined. As used in this rule, the term “television” means a system for transmitting visual images and sound that are reproduced on screens, and includes broadcast, cable, on-demand, satellite, or internet programming. Television includes any video programming downloaded or streamed via the internet.

B. Television Advertising. A Retail Marijuana Establishment shall not utilize television Advertising unless the Retail Marijuana Establishment has reliable evidence that no more than 30 percent of the audience for the program on which the Advertising is to air is reasonably expected to be under the age of 21.

R 1105 –Advertising: Radio

A. Radio Defined. As used in this rule, the term “radio” means a system for transmitting sound without visual images, and includes broadcast, cable, on-demand, satellite, or internet programming. Radio includes any audio programming downloaded or streamed via the internet.

B. Radio Advertising. A Retail Marijuana Establishment shall not engage in radio Advertising unless the Retail Marijuana Establishment has reliable evidence that no more than 30 percent of the audience for the program on which the Advertising is to air is reasonably expected to be under the age of 21.

R 1106 –Advertising: Print Media

A Retail Marijuana Establishment shall not engage in Advertising in a print publication unless the Retail Marijuana Establishment has reliable evidence that no more than 30 percent of the publication’s readership is reasonably expected to be under the age of 21.

R 1107 –Advertising: Internet

A Retail Marijuana Establishment shall not engage in Advertising via the internet unless the Retail Marijuana Establishment has reliable evidence that no more than 30 percent of the audience for the internet web site is reasonably expected to be under the age of 21. See also Rule R 1114 – Pop-Up Advertising.

R 1108 – Advertising: Targeting Out-of-State Persons Prohibited.

A Retail Marijuana Establishment shall not engage in Advertising that specifically targets Persons located outside the state of Colorado.

R 1109 – Signage and Advertising: No Safety Claims Because Regulated by State Licensing Authority

No Retail Marijuana Establishment may engage in Advertising or utilize signage that asserts its products are safe because they are regulated by the State Licensing Authority.

R 1110– Signage and Advertising: No Safety Claims Because Tested by a Retail Marijuana Testing Facility

A Retail Marijuana Establishment may advertise that its products have been tested by a Retail Marijuana Testing Facility, but shall not engage in Advertising or utilize signage that asserts its products are safe because they are tested by a Retail Marijuana Testing Facility

R 1111– Signage and Advertising: Outdoor Advertising

A. Local Ordinances. In addition to any requirements within these rules, a Retail Marijuana Establishment shall comply with any applicable local ordinances regulating signs and Advertising.

B. Outdoor Advertising Generally Prohibited. Except as otherwise provided in this rule, it shall be unlawful for any Retail Marijuana Establishment to engage in Advertising that is visible to members of the public from any street, sidewalk, park or other public place, including Advertising utilizing any of the following media: any billboard or other outdoor general Advertising device; any sign mounted on a vehicle, any hand-held or other portable sign; or any handbill, leaflet or flier directly handed to any person in a public place, left upon a motor vehicle, or posted upon any public or private property without the consent of the property owner.

C. Exception. The prohibitions set forth in this rule shall not apply to any fixed sign that is located on the same zone lot as a Retail Marijuana Establishment and that exists solely for the purpose of identifying the location of the Retail Marijuana Establishment and otherwise complies with any applicable local ordinances

R 1112– Signage and Advertising: No Content That Targets Minors

A Retail Marijuana Establishment shall not include in any form of Advertising or signage any content that specifically targets individuals under the age of 21, including but not limited to cartoon characters or similar images.

R 1113 – Advertising: Advertising via Marketing Directed Toward Location-Based Devices

A Retail Marijuana Establishment shall not engage in Advertising via marketing directed towards location-based devices, including but not limited to cellular phones, unless the marketing is a mobile device application installed on the device by the owner of the device who is 21 year of age or older and includes a permanent and easy opt-out feature.

R 1114 – Pop-Up Advertising

A Retail Marijuana Establishment shall not utilize unsolicited pop-up Advertising on the internet.

R 1115 – Advertising: Event Sponsorship

A Retail Marijuana Establishment may sponsor a charitable, sports, or similar event, but a Retail Marijuana Establishment shall not engage in Advertising at, or in connection with, such an event unless the Retail Marijuana Establishment has reliable evidence that no more than 30 percent of the audience at the event and/or viewing Advertising in connection with the event is reasonably expected to be under the age of 21.

Source: Colorado Retail Marijuana Regulations 

Illinois

Medical use: legal

Recreational use: legal 

Tax*: 7% Tax on Sales to Dispensaries Retail Excise Taxes – 10% on marijuana with THC level of 35% or less – 20% on cannabis-infused products – 25% for marijuana with THC level above 35% – Local option tax up to 3% 

Advertising regulations: 

 

TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS

 

CHAPTER VII: DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION

 

SUBCHAPTER b: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS

 

PART 1290 RULES FOR ADMINISTRATION OF THE COMPASSIONATE USE OF MEDICAL CANNABIS PILOT PROGRAM

 

SECTION 1290.455 DISPENSARY ADVERTISEMENTS

 

Section 1290.455 Dispensary Advertisements

a) No registered dispensing organization shall place or maintain, or cause to be placed or maintained, an advertisement of cannabis or a cannabis-infused product in any form or through any medium:

1) Within 1,000 feet of the perimeter of a school grounds, playground, recreation center or facility, child care center, public park or library, or any game arcade admission to which is not restricted to persons age 21 years or older;

 

2) On or in a public transit vehicle or public transit shelter; or

 

3) On or in a publicly-owned or-operated property.

b) This Section does not apply to a noncommercial message.

Source: Rules for the Administration of the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program

Maine

Medical use: legal

Recreational use: legal 

Tax*: Excise tax of $335 per pound – flower Excise tax of $94 per pound – trim Excise tax of $1.50 per seedling – Excise tax of $0.35 per seed – Retail sales tax of 10%

Advertising regulations: 


TBD. See the Rules Governing the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Program

Massachusetts

Medical use: legal

Recreational use: legal 

Tax*: 10.75% Excise Tax on Retail sales – 6.25% Retail Sales Tax applies – Local Option Excise Tax of up to 3% is permitted 

Advertising regulations: 

 

(L) Marketing and Advertising Requirements

 

(1) A Registered Marijuana Dispensary (RMD) may develop a logo to be used in labeling, signage, and other materials. Use of medical symbols, images of marijuana, related paraphernalia, and colloquial references to cannabis and marijuana are prohibited from use in this logo.

 

(2) RMD external signage shall not be illuminated except for a period of 30 minutes before sundown until closing, and shall comply with local requirements regarding signage, provided however that the Department may further specify minimum signage requirements. Neon signage is prohibited at all times.

 

(3) A RMD shall not display on the exterior of the facility advertisements for marijuana or any brand name, and may only identify the building by the registered name.

 

(4) A RMD shall not utilize graphics related to marijuana or paraphernalia on the exterior of the RMD or the building in which the RMD is located.

 

5) A RMD shall not advertise the price of marijuana, except that it shall provide a catalogue or a printed list of the prices and strains of marijuana available at the RMD to registered qualifying patients and personal caregivers upon request.

 

(6) Marijuana, Marijuana Infused Products (MIPs), and associated products shall not be displayed or clearly visible to a person from the exterior of a RMD.

 

(7) A RMD shall not produce any items for sale or promotional gifts, such as T-shirts or novelty items, bearing a symbol of or references to marijuana or MIPs, including the logo of the RMD.

 

(8) All advertising materials and materials produced by a RMD and disseminated pursuant to 105 CMR 725.105(K) or (L) are prohibited from including:

 

(a) Any statement, design, representation, picture, or illustration that encourages or represents the use of marijuana for any purpose other than to treat a debilitating medical condition or related symptoms;

 

(b) Any statement, design, representation, picture, or illustration that encourages or represents the recreational use of marijuana;

 

(c) Any statement, design, representation, picture, or illustration related to the safety or efficacy of marijuana unless supported by substantial evidence or substantial clinical data with reasonable scientific rigor, which shall be made available upon the request of a registrant or the Department; or

 

(d) Any statement, design, representation, picture, or illustration portraying anyone under 18 years of age.

 

(9) Inside the RMD, all marijuana shall be kept in a limited access area inaccessible to any persons other than dispensary agents, with the exception of displays allowable under 105 CMR 725.105(L)(10). Inside the RMD, all marijuana shall be stored in a locked, access controlled space in a limited access area during non-business hours.

 

(10) A RMD may display, in secure, locked cases, no more than one sample of each product offered for sale. These display cases may be transparent.

 

(11) The Department shall maintain and make available a list of all RMDs, their dispensing location, and their contact information.

 

Source: Act for the Humanitarian Medical Use of Marijuana

Michigan

Medical use: legal

Recreational use: legal 

Tax*: 10% Retail Excise Tax – 6% State Sales Tax 

Advertising regulations: 

 

TBD. See the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program

Nevada

Medical use: legal

Recreational use: legal 

Tax*: Wholesale Excise Tax 15% – also applied to medical marijuana Retail Tax 10% – Sales tax imposed 6.85% (plus local)

Advertising regulations: 

 

NAC 453A.402 Approval required before use of name, logo, sign and advertisement.

(NRS 453A.370) A medical marijuana establishment shall not use:

 

1. A name or logo unless the name or logo has been approved by the Administrator of the Division; or

 

2. Any sign or advertisement unless the sign or advertisement has been approved by the Administrator of the Division.

 

(Added to NAC by Div. of Pub. & Behavioral Health by R004-14, 3-28-2014, eff. 4-1-2014)

 

 

Source: Chapter 453A – Medical Use of Marijuana

 

In Nevada, you’ll want to be careful if you plan to drive after smoking, as Nevada’s laws regarding cannabis DUIs are harsher than others. Just 2 nanograms of THC per mL of blood can land you a DUI. 

Oregon

Medical use: legal

Recreational use: legal 

Tax*: 17% Retail Sales Tax – Local Option sales tax up to 3%

Advertising regulations: 

 

(2) The function, duties, and powers of the commission in sections 3 to 70 of this Act include the following:

(g) To regulate and prohibit any advertising by manufacturers, processors, wholesalers or retailers of marijuana items by the medium of newspapers, letters, billboards, radio or otherwise.

Q. What signage must dispensaries display at their sites?

NOTE: All required signage is available on the Forms and Signage page.

Entry Signage

A registered dispensary must post the applicable entry sign on the exterior of the dispensary in a conspicuous location that can be easily seen by the public from outside the dispensary at any point of public entry, in bold, 80 point Times New Roman font.

If a dispensary is only transferring marijuana and immature plants to OMMP patients and caregivers, the dispensary must post a sign that reads: “Medical Marijuana Patients Only.”

If a dispensary has properly notified the Authority that it intends to sell limited marijuana retail products, the dispensary must post signs that read: “Medical Marijuana Patients and Persons 21 and Older Permitted” and “NO PERSON UNDER 21 PERMITTED ON THE PREMISES WITHOUT AN OMMP CARD.”

Point of Sale Signage

A registered dispensary that has notified the Oregon Health Authority that it is conducting retail sales must also post the following signs at the point of sale:

  • Pregnancy Warning Poster
  • Poisoning Prevention Poster
  • A color copy of the “Educate Before You Recreate” poster (Source: whatslegaloregon.com).

Marijuana Information Card

Distribute to each individual at the time of sale a Marijuana Information Card, prescribed by the Authority, measuring 3.5 inches high by 5 inches.

Source: Oregon’s Medical Marijuana Dispensary Program Forms and Signage

Vermont

Medical use: legal

Recreational use: legal 

Tax: No system in place allowing for the sale of recreational marijuana (yet), No tax on medical marijuana 

Advertising regulations: 


None. See Vermont Marijuana Registry.

Washington

Medical use: legal

Recreational use: legal 

Tax*: 37% Tax on Retail Sales – 6.5% Retail Sales Tax (plus local tax) – medical marijuana exempt from sales tax 

Advertising regulations: 

 

WAC 314-55-155

 

Advertising.

 

(1) Advertising by retail licensees. The board limits each retail licensed premises to one sign identifying the retail outlet by the licensee’s business name or trade name that is affixed or hanging in the windows or on the outside of the premises that is visible to the general public from the public right of way. The size of the sign is limited to sixteen hundred square inches.

 

(2) General. All marijuana advertising and labels of useable marijuana and marijuana-infused products sold in the state of Washington may not contain any statement, or illustration that:

 

(a) Is false or misleading;

 

(b) Promotes over consumption;

 

(c) Represents the use of marijuana has curative or therapeutic effects;

 

(d) Depicts a child or other person under legal age to consume marijuana, or includes:

 

(i) Objects, such as toys, characters, or cartoon characters suggesting the presence of a child, or any other depiction designed in any manner to be especially appealing to children or other persons under legal age to consume marijuana; or

 

(ii) Is designed in any manner that would be especially appealing to children or other persons under twenty-one years of age.

 

(3) No licensed marijuana producer, processor, or retailer shall place or maintain, or cause to be placed or maintained, an advertisement of marijuana, usable marijuana, or a marijuana-infused product in any form or through any medium whatsoever:

 

(a) Within one thousand feet of the perimeter of a school grounds, playground, recreation center or facility, child care center, public park, library, or a game arcade admission to which it is not restricted to persons aged twenty-one years or older;

 

(b) On or in a public transit vehicle or public transit shelter; or

 

(c) On or in a publicly owned or operated property.

 

(4) Giveaways, coupons, and distribution of branded merchandise are banned.

 

(5) All advertising must contain the following warnings:

 

(a) “This product has intoxicating effects and may be habit forming.”;

 

(b) “Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug.”;

 

(c) “There may be health risks associated with consumption of this product.”; and

 

(d) “For use only by adults twenty-one and older. Keep out of the reach of children.”

 

[Statutory Authority: RCW 69.50.325, 69.50.331, 69.50.342, 69.50.345. WSR 13-21-104, § 314-55-155, filed 10/21/13, effective 11/21/13.]


Source: Washington State Legislature section on cannabis advertising

Washington D.C.

Medical use: legal

Recreational use: legal 

Tax: The sale of marijuana is not legal so there is no tax, medical marijuana is taxed generally at 5.75% 

Advertising regulations: 

 

5105.2 A medical marijuana certification provider shall include the following subjects in its education training program; which shall be submitted to the Department for approval:

 

(f) Advertising, promotion, and marketing of medical marijuana;

 

CHAPTER 58 ADVERTISING

 

5800 SIGN ADVERTISING

 

5800.1 Advertisements relating to the prices of medical marijuana shall not be displayed in the window of a registered establishment.

 

5800.2 Advertisements relating to medical marijuana shall not be displayed on the exterior of any window or on the exterior or interior of any door.

 

5800.3 No sign advertising medical marijuana on the exterior or visible from the exterior of any registered establishment or elsewhere in the District shall be illuminated at any time.

 

Source: District of Columbia Municipal Regulations for the Medical Marijuana Program

Medical-only States

Arizona

Medical use: legal

Recreational use: illegal 

Tax: 6.6% state tax on medical marijuana with an optional 2-3% tax in cities 

Advertising regulations: None. Find more information here in the Rules & Statutes for the Arizona Medical Marijuana Program.

 

In Arizona, Proposition 207: The Marijuana Legalization Initiative is on the November 3rd, 2020 balot and would place a 16% tax on marijuana sales. 

Arkansas

Medical use: legal

Recreational use: illegal 

Tax: 4% special privilege tax, 6.5% sales tax

Advertising regulations: 

 

SECTION 17. MARKETING AND ADVERTISING RR 

17.1. Advertising and Marketing Medical Marijuana

a. Cultivation Facility Advertising and Marketing. 

i. Cultivation facilities shall not advertise through any public medium or means designed to market its products to the public. 

ii. Cultivation facilities may market their products directly to dispensaries by any means directed solely to the dispensaries and not available to the public. 

b. Dispensary Advertising and Marketing. 

i. Advertising for medical marijuana by dispensaries shall not: 

  1. Contain statements that are deceptive, false, or misleading; 
  2. Contain any content that can reasonably be considered to target children, including, but not limited to: 
    • Cartoon characters; 
    • Toys; or 
    • Similar images and items typically marketed towards children. 
  3. Encourage the transportation of medical marijuana across state lines; 
  4. Display consumption of marijuana; 
  5. Contain material that encourages or promotes marijuana for use as an intoxicant; or 
  6. Contain material that encourages excessive or rapid use or consumption. 

ii. Advertising and marketing for medical marijuana shall include the following statements: 

  1. “Marijuana is for use by qualified patients only. Keep out of reach of children.”; 
  2. “Marijuana use during pregnancy or breastfeeding poses potential harms.”; 
  3. “Marijuana is not approved by the FDA to treat, cure, or prevent any disease.”; and ABC – 41 4. “Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of marijuana.” 

iii. Dispensaries shall not make any deceptive, false, or misleading assertions or statement on any information material, any sign, or any document provided to a consumer. 

iv. Advertising Location Restrictions. 

  1. A dispensary shall not place or maintain, or cause to be placed or maintained, any advertisement or marketing material for medical marijuana in the following locations: 
    • Within 1,000 feet of the perimeter of a public or private school or daycare center. 
    • On or in a public transit vehicle or public transit shelter; or c. On or in a publicly-owned or operated property.

v. Advertising Audience Restrictions 

  1. A dispensary shall not utilize television, radio, print media, or the internet to advertise and market medical marijuana, unless the licensee has reliable evidence that no more than 30 percent of the audience for the program, publication, or website in or on which the advertisement is to air or appear is reasonably expected to be under the age of 18. 
  1. Upon request by the division, a licensee shall provide the evidence relied upon to make the determination that no more than 30 percent of the audience for the advertisement is expected to be under the age of 18. 

vi. Licensed facilities shall not offer any coupons, rebates, or promotions for medical marijuana purchases, unless offered as part of a compassionate care plan presented to the Medical Marijuana Commission as part of the facility’s application for licensure.

Source: RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE OVERSIGHT OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA CULTIVATION FACILITIES AND DISPENSARIES BY THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL DIVISION

Connecticut

Medical use: legal

Recreational use: illegal 

Tax: $3.50/gram tax on medical marijuana 

Advertising regulations: 

Sec. 21a-408-66. Marketing: prohibited conduct, statements and illustrations; commissioner review of advertisements

 

(a) There shall be no direct or indirect cooperative advertising between or among two or more of the following: a producer, dispensary facility personnel, or physician where such advertising has the purpose or effect of steering or influencing patient or caregiver choice with regard to their selection of a physician, dispensary or marijuana product.

 

(b) An advertisement for marijuana or any marijuana product shall not contain:

 

(1) Any statement that is false or misleading in any material particular or is otherwise in violation of the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act, section 42-110b et seq., of the Connecticut General Statutes;

 

(2) any statement that falsely disparages a competitor’s products;

 

(3) any statement, design, or representation, picture or illustration that is obscene or indecent;

 

(4) any statement, design, representation, picture or illustration that encourages or represents the use of marijuana for a condition other than a debilitating medical condition;

 

(5) any statement, design, representation, picture or illustration that encourages or represents the recreational use of marijuana;

 

(6) any statement, design, representation, picture or illustration related to the safety or efficacy of marijuana unless supported by substantial evidence or substantial clinical data;

 

(7) any statement, design, representation, picture or illustration portraying anyone under the age of 18, objects suggestive of the presence of anyone under the age of 18, or contains the use of a figure, symbol or language that is customarily associated with anyone under the age of 18;

 

(8) any offer of a prize or award to a qualifying patient, primary caregiver or physician related to he purchase of marijuana or a certification for the use of marijuana; or

 

(9) any statement that indicates or implies that the product or entity in the advertisement has been approved or endorsed by the commissioner, department, the State of Connecticut or any person or entity associated with the State of Connecticut.

 

(c) Any advertisement for marijuana or a marijuana product shall be submitted to the commissioner at the same time as, or prior to, the dissemination of the advertisement.

 

(d) The submitter of the advertisement shall provide the following information in addition to the advertisement itself:

 

(1) A cover letter that:

 

(A) Provides the following subject line: Medical marijuana advertisement review Package for a proposed advertisement for [Brand Name];

 

(B) Provides a brief description of the format and expected distribution of the proposed advertisement; and

 

(C) Provides the submitter’s name, title, address, telephone number, fax number, and email address;

 

(2) An annotated summary of the proposed advertisement showing every claim being made in the advertisement and which references support each claim;

 

(3) Verification that a person identified in an advertisement as an actual patient or health care practitioner is an actual patient or health care practitioner and not a model or actor;

 

(4) Verification that a spokesperson who is represented as a real patient is indeed an actual patient;

 

(5) Verification that an official translation of a foreign language advertisement is accurate;

 

(6) Annotated references to support disease or epidemiology information, cross-referenced to the advertisement summary; and

 

(7) A final copy of the advertisement, including a video where applicable, in an acceptable format.

 

(e) Advertising packages that are missing any of the elements in subsection (g) of this section, or that fail to follow the specific details for submissions, shall be considered incomplete. If the department receives an incomplete package, it shall so notify the submitter.

 

(f) The commissioner may:

 

(1) Require a specific disclosure be made in the advertisement in a clear and conspicuous manner if the commissioner determines that the advertisement would be false or misleading without such a disclosure; or

 

(2) Make recommendations with respect to changes that are:

 

(A) Necessary to protect the public health, safety and welfare; or

 

(B) Consistent with dispensing information for the product under review.

 

(3) If appropriate and if information exists, recommend statements for inclusion in the advertisement to address the specific efficacy of the drug as it relates to specific disease states, disease symptoms and population groups.

 

Sec. 21a-408-67. Marijuana advertising; requirements for true statements and fair balance

 

(a) All advertisements for marijuana or marijuana products that make a statement relating to side effects, contraindications and effectiveness shall present a true statement of such information. When applicable, advertisements broadcast through media such as radio, television, or other electronic media shall include such information in the audio or audio and visual parts of the presentation.

 

(b) False or misleading information in any part of the advertisement will not be corrected by the inclusion of a true statement in another distinct part of the advertisement.

 

(c) An advertisement does not satisfy the requirement that it present a “true statement” of information relating to side effects, consequences, contraindications, and effectiveness if it fails to present a fair balance between information relating to side effects, consequences, contraindications and effectiveness in that the information relating to effectiveness is presented in greater scope, depth, or detail than is the information relating to side effects, consequences and contraindications, taking into account all implementing factors such as typography, layout, contrast, headlines, paragraphing, white space, and any other techniques apt to achieve emphasis.

 

(d) An advertisement is false, lacking in fair balance, or otherwise misleading if it:

 

(1) Contains a representation or suggestion that a marijuana strain, brand or product is better, more effective, useful in a broader range of conditions or patients or safer than other drugs or treatments including other marijuana strains or products, unless such a claim has been demonstrated by substantial evidence or substantial clinical experience;

 

(2) Contains favorable information or opinions about a marijuana product previously regarded as valid but which have been rendered invalid by contrary and more credible recent information;

 

(3) Uses a quote or paraphrase out of context or without citing conflicting information from the same source, to convey a false or misleading idea;

 

(4) Uses a study on individuals without a debilitating medical condition without disclosing that the subjects were not suffering from a debilitating medical condition;

 

(5) Uses data favorable to a marijuana product derived from patients treated with a different product or dosages different from those approved in Connecticut;

 

(6) Contains favorable information or conclusions from a study that is inadequate in design, scope, or conduct to furnish significant support for such information or conclusions; or

 

(7) Fails to provide adequate emphasis for the fact that two or more facing pages are part of the same advertisement when only one page contains information relating to side effects, consequences and contraindications.

 

(e) No advertisement may be disseminated if the submitter of the advertisement has received information that has not been widely publicized in medical literature that the use of the marijuana product or strain may cause fatalities or serious damage.

 

Sec. 21a-408-68. Marijuana marketing; advertising at a dispensary facility; advertising prices

 

(a) A dispensary facility shall:

 

(1) Restrict external signage to a single sign no larger than 16 X 18 inches;

 

(2) Not illuminate a dispensary facility sign advertising a marijuana product at any time;

 

(3) Not advertise marijuana brand names or utilize graphics related to marijuana or paraphernalia on the exterior of the dispensary facility or the building in which the dispensary facility is located; and

 

(4) Not display marijuana and paraphernalia so as to be clearly visible from the exterior of a dispensary facility.

 

(b) A producer shall not advertise the price of its marijuana except that it may make a price list available to a dispensary facility.

 

Source: State of Connecticut Regulation of the Department of Consumer Protection Concerning the Palliative Use of Medical Marijuana

Delaware

Medical use: legal

Recreational use: illegal 

Tax: No tax on medical marijuana 

Advertising regulations: 

 

(k) No person may advertise medical marijuana sales in print, broadcast, or by paid in-person solicitation of customers. This shall not prevent appropriate signs on the property of the registered compassion center, listings in business directories including phone books, listings in trade or medical publications, or the sponsorship of health or not-for-profit charity or advocacy events.

 

(l) A registered compassion center shall not share office space with nor refer patients to a physician.

 

(m) A physician shall not refer patients to a registered compassion center or registered designated caregiver, advertise in a registered compassion center, or, if the physician issues written certifications, hold any financial interest in a registered compassion center.

 

Source: Delaware Medical Marijuana Act

Florida

Medical use: legal

Recreational use: illegal 

Tax: No established taxes on medical marijuana 

Advertising regulations: 

 

TBD. See: Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014.

Hawaii

Medical use: legal

Recreational use: illegal 

Tax: 4% excise tax, 4.5% excise tax on island of Oahu 

Advertising regulations: 

 

A dispensary shall not:

 

(1) Display marijuana or manufactured marijuana products in windows in public view; or

 

(2) Post any signage other than a single sign no greater than one thousand six hundred square inches bearing only the business or trade name in test without any pictures or illustrations; provided that if any applicable law or ordinance restricting outdoor signage is more restrictive, that law or ordinance shall govern.


Source: State of Hawaii Department of Health Medical Marijuana Registry Program

Maryland

Medical use: legal

Recreational use: illegal 

Tax: No tax on medical marijuana 

Advertising regulations: 

 

General Advertising Restrictions

All advertising for medical cannabis, medical cannabis products, or edible cannabis products must:

  • Include a statement that the product is for use only by a qualifying patient,
  • Be placed more than 500 feet from any substance abuse or treatment facility, primary or secondary school, licensed child care or registered family care home, playground, recreation center, library or public park, and
  • If making a therapeutic or medical claim, be supported by substantial clinical evidence and provide information on the most significant side effects or risks associated with the use of cannabis.
 

Growers, Processors, Dispensaries, Certifying Providers, Independent Testing Laboratories, and Third-Party Vendors

Any advertisement for a grower, processor, dispensary, independent testing laboratory, certifying provider, or third-party vendor may not:

  • Make any false or misleading statement, or otherwise violate Commercial Law Article, §§ 13-301 through 13-320,
  • Encourage or represent the recreational use of cannabis,
  • Target or be attractive to minors, including the use of a cartoon character, mascot or other depiction that is commonly used to market products to minors,
  • Display the use of cannabis, including the consumption, smoking, or vaping of cannabis,
  • Encourage or promote cannabis use as an intoxicant, or
  • Be obscene.

Minnesota

Medical use: legal

Recreational use: illegal 

Tax: $3.50/gram on medical marijuana 

Advertising regulations: 


None. See the Minnesota Statutes 2012, Subdivision 22, Medical use of cannabis data.

Missouri

Medical use: legal

Recreational use: illegal 

Tax: 4% tax on retail sale of marijuana 

Advertising regulations: 

 

Signage and advertising on facility premises must comply with the following:

 

  1. A facility may not display marijuana, marijuana paraphernalia, or advertisements for these items in a way that is visible to the general public from a public right-of-way; and
  2. Outdoor signage and, if visible to the public, interior signage, must comply with any local ordinances for signs or advertising and— A. May not display any text other than the facility’s business name or trade name, address, phone number, and website; and B. May not utilize images or visual representations of marijuana plants, products, or paraphernalia, including representations that indicate the presence of these items, such as smoke.

 

Source: Rules of Department of Health and Senior Services Division 30—Division of Regulation and Licensure Chapter 95—Medical Marijuana 

Montana

Medical use: legal

Recreational use: illegal 

Tax: 2% tax on medical marijuana sales 

Advertising regulations: 

 

50-46-341. Advertising prohibited.

 

Persons with valid registry identification cards may not advertise marijuana or marijuana-related products in any medium, including electronic media.

 

Source: Montana Code Annotated 2015 – Montana Marijuana Act:

 

The Marijuana Legalization and Tax initiative is on the November 3rd, 2020 ballot and proposes a 20% tax on marijuana and marijuana infused products .

New Hampshire

Medical use: legal

Recreational use: illegal 

Tax: No tax on medical marijuana 

Advertising regulations: 

 

The department shall adopt rules, pursuant to RSA 541-A, governing alternative treatment centers and the manner in which it shall consider applications for registration certificates for alternative treatment centers, including, but not limited to:

 

(12) Advertising restrictions, including a prohibition of misrepresentation and unfair practices.


Source: Title X – Public Health, Chapter 126-X, Use of Cannabis for Therapeutic Purposes

New Jersey

Medical use: legal

Recreational use: illegal 

Tax: 7% tax on medical marijuana 

Advertising regulations: 

 

SUBCHAPTER 12. MARKETING AND ADVERTISING 8:64–12.1

 

Marketing and advertising

 

(a) Alternative treatment centers shall restrict signage to black text on a white background on external signage, labeling and brochures for the alternative treatment center.

 

(b) Alternative treatment center signage shall not be illuminated at any time.

 

(c) Alternative treatment centers shall not display on the exterior of the facility advertisements for medicinal marijuana or a brand name except for purposes of identifying the building by the permitted name.

d) Alternative treatment centers shall not advertise the price of marijuana, except that:

  • An ATC can provide a catalogue or a printed list of the prices and strains of medicinal marijuana available at the alternative treatment center to registered qualifying patients and primary caregivers.

(e) Marijuana and paraphernalia shall not be displayed or clearly visible to a person from the exterior of an alternative treatment center.

 

(f) Alternative treatment centers shall not produce any items for sale or promotional gifts, such as T-shirts or novelty items, bearing a symbol or references to marijuana. This prohibition shall not pertain to paraphernalia sold to registered qualifying patients or their primary caregivers.

 

Source: Final Rules for the Medicinal Marijuana Program

New Mexico

Medical use: legal

Recreational use: illegal 

Tax: 6.32% sales tax 

Advertising regulations: None

New York

Medical use: legal

Recreational use: illegal 

Tax: 7% excise tax on medical marijuana 

Advertising regulations: 

 

1004.16 Medical marihuana marketing and advertising by registered organizations. Restricts the marketing and advertising of medical marihuana.

 

(d) All advertisements, regardless of form, for approved medical marihuana products that make a statement relating to effectiveness, side effects, consequences, and contraindications shall present a true and accurate statement of such information.

 

(e) An advertisement does not satisfy the requirement that it presents a “true and accurate statement” of information relating to effectiveness, side effects, consequences, and contraindications if it fails to present a fair balance between information relating to effectiveness, side effects, consequences, and contraindications in that the information relating to effectiveness is presented in greater scope, depth, or detail than is the information relating to side effects, consequences and contraindications, taking into account all implementing factors such as typography, layout, contrast, headlines, paragraphing, white space, and any other techniques apt to achieve emphasis.

 

(f) An advertisement is false, lacking in fair balance, or otherwise misleading if it:

 

(1) contains a representation or suggestion that one marihuana brand or form is better, more effective, useful in a broader range of conditions or patients or safer than other drugs or treatments including other marihuana brands or forms, unless such a claim has been demonstrated by substantial scientific or clinical experience;

 

(2) Contains favorable information or opinions about a marihuana product previously regarded as valid but which have been rendered invalid by contrary and more credible recent information;

 

(3) Uses a quote or paraphrase out of context or without citing conflicting information from the same source, to convey a false or misleading idea;

 

(4) Uses a study on persons without a debilitating medical condition without disclosing that the subjects were not suffering from a debilitating medical condition;

 

(5) Uses data favorable to a marihuana product derived from patients treated with a different product or dosages different from those recommended in New York State;

 

(6) Contains favorable information or conclusions from a study that is inadequate in design, scope, or conduct to furnish significant support for such information or conclusions; or

 

(7) Fails to provide adequate emphasis for the fact that two or more facing pages are part of the same advertisement when only one page contains information relating to side effects, consequences and contraindications.

 

(g) False or misleading information in any part of the advertisement shall not be corrected by the inclusion of a true statement in another distinct part of the advertisement.

 

(h) An advertisement for any approved medical marihuana product shall not contain:

 

(1) any statement that is false or misleading;

 

(2) any statement that falsely disparages a competitor’s products;

 

(3) any statement, design, or representation, picture or illustration that is obscene or indecent;

 

(4) any statement, design, representation, picture or illustration that encourages or represents the use of marihuana for a condition other than a serious condition as defined in subdivision seven of section thirty-three hundred sixty of the public health law;

 

(5) any statement, design, representation, picture or illustration that encourages or represents the recreational use of marihuana;

 

(6) any statement, design, representation, picture or illustration related to the safety or efficacy of marihuana, unless supported by substantial evidence or substantial clinical data;

 

(7) any statement, design, representation, picture or illustration portraying anyone under the age of 18, objects suggestive of the presence of anyone under the age of 18, or containing the use of a figure, symbol or language that is customarily associated with anyone under the age of 18;

 

(8) any offer of a prize, award or inducement to a certified patient, designated caregiver or practitioner related to the purchase of marihuana or a certification for the use of marihuana; or

 

(9) any statement that indicates or implies that the product or entity in the advertisement has been approved or endorsed by the commissioner, department, New York State or any person or entity associated with New York State provided that this shall not preclude a factual statement that an entity is a registered organization.

 

(i) Any advertisement for an approved medical marihuana product shall be submitted to the department at least 30 business days prior to the public dissemination of the advertisement.

 

(j) The submitter of the advertisement shall provide the following information to the department in addition to the advertisement itself:

 

(1) A cover letter that:

 

(i) provides the following subject line: Medical marihuana advertisement review package for a proposed advertisement;

 

(ii) provides a brief description of the format and expected distribution of the proposed advertisement; and

 

(iii) provides the submitter’s name, title, address, telephone number, fax number, and email address;

 

(2) an annotated summary of the proposed advertisement showing every claim being made in the advertisement and which references support for each claim;

 

(3) verification that a person identified in an advertisement as an actual patient or health care practitioner is an actual patient or health care practitioner and not a model or actor;

 

(4) verification that a spokesperson who is represented as an actual patient is indeed an actual patient;

 

(5) verification that an official translation of a foreign language advertisement is accurate;

 

(6) annotated references to support disease or epidemiology information, cross-referenced to the advertisement summary; and

 

(7) a final copy of the advertisement, including a video where applicable, in a format acceptable to the department.

 

(k) Advertising packages that are missing any of the elements in subdivision.

 

(j) of this section, or that fail to follow the specific instructions for submissions, shall be considered incomplete. If the department receives an incomplete package, it shall so notify the submitter.

 

(l) No advertisement may be disseminated if the submitter of the advertisement has received information that has not been widely publicized in medical literature that the use of any approved medical marihuana product may cause fatalities or serious damage to a patient.

 

(m) A registered organization, its officers, managers and employees shall not cooperate, directly or indirectly, in any advertising if such advertising has the purpose or effect of steering or influencing patient or caregiver choice with regard to the selection of a practitioner, or approved medical marihuana product.

 

(n) The department may:

 

(1) require a specific disclosure be made in the advertisement in a clear and conspicuous manner if the department determines that the advertisement would be false or misleading without such a disclosure; or

 

(2) require that changes be made to the advertisement that are:

 

(i) necessary to protect the public health, safety and welfare; or

 

(ii) consistent with dispensing information for the product under review.

 

Source: Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York for Medical Marijuana

North Dakota

Medical use: legal

Recreational use: illegal 

Tax: No tax on medical marijuana 

Advertising regulations: 


TBD. See the North Dakota Century Code Chapter 19-24.1

Ohio

Medical use: legal

Recreational use: illegal 

Tax: Standard sales tax of 5.75% on medical marijuana 

Advertising regulations: 

 

(A) For purposes of this rule “advertisement” means any written or verbal statement, illustration, or depiction created to induce sales through a combination of letters, pictures, objects, lighting effects, illustrations, or other similar means. An “advertisement” includes brochures, promotional material and other marketing materials. An advertisement that renders medical marijuana or medical marijuana products attractive to children is prohibited.

(B) The state of Ohio has a compelling interest in ensuring that any advertisement or marketing campaigns related to or involving medical marijuana does not encourage, promote, or otherwise create any impression that marijuana is legal or acceptable to use in a manner except as specifically authorized under Chapter 3796. of the Revised Code, or the rules promulgated in accordance with Chapter 3796. of the Revised Code, or that recreational marijuana use has any potential health or therapeutic benefits, or that recreational marijuana use or possession is somehow legal.

(C) A dispensary shall not use a name, logo, sign or advertisement unless the name, logo, sign or advertisement has been submitted to the state board of pharmacy and the applicable advertising approval fee has been paid. Materials submitted to the board shall include, but are not limited to:

(1) A brief description of the format, medium and length of the distribution;

(2) Verification that an actual patient is not being used on the advertisement;

(3) Verification that an official translation of a foreign language advertisement is accurate;

(4) Annotated references to support statements related to effectiveness of treatment; and

(5) A final copy of the advertisement, including a video where applicable, in a format acceptable to the board.

(D) Until September 8, 2019, the state board of pharmacy shall have fifteen business days to review materials submitted under paragraph (C) of this rule. Beginning September 9, 2019, the board shall have ten business days to review materials submitted under paragraph (C) of this rule.

(1) After the state board of pharmacy reviews the proposed advertisement, the board may:

(a) Require a specific disclosure be made in the advertisement in a clear and conspicuous manner if the advertisement would be false or misleading without such a disclosure;

(b) Make recommendations with respect to changes that are necessary to protect the public health, safety, and welfare; or

(c) Prohibit the use of the advertisement.

(2) If the state board of pharmacy does not complete one of the actions permitted under paragraph (D)(1) of this rule within the applicable review period, the submitted materials may be used in accordance with this division. Failure by the board to act within the applicable review period, however, does not constitute a waiver of its authority to undertake any of the actions permitted by this rule and the rules promulgated pursuant to Chapter 3796. of the Revised Code, if it is subsequently determined that the submitted material violates any provision of this Chapter 3796. of the Revised Code or this division.

(E) No dispensary shall place or maintain, or cause to be placed or maintained, an advertisement of medical marijuana or medical marijuana products, including paraphernalia, in any form or through any medium:

(1) Within five hundred feet of the perimeter of a prohibited facility, a community addiction services provider as defined under section 5119.01 of the Revised Code, a game arcade admission to which is not restricted to persons aged twenty-one years or older, or any other location where the placement of the advertisement targets or is attractive to children, as determined by the state board of pharmacy;

(2) On a billboard;

(3) On a radio or television broadcast;

(a) A radio or television broadcast includes a system for transmitting sound alone or visual images and sound; and

(b) Includes broadcast, cable, on-demand, satellite, or internet programming;

(4) On any handheld or other portable sign;

(5) With respect to public places, on a handbill, leaflet, or flyer directly handed, deposited, fastened, thrown, scattered, cast, or otherwise distributed to any person;

(6) Left upon any private property without the consent of the property owners;

(7) On or in a public transit vehicle or public transit shelter; or

(8) On or in a publicly-owned or operated property.

(F) An advertisement for a dispensary, regardless of the medium, shall not:

(1) Include any image bearing a resemblance to a cartoon character, fictional character whose target audience is children or youth, or pop culture icon;

(2) Market, distribute, offer, sell, license or cause to be marketed, distributed, offered sold or licensed, any apparel or other merchandise related to the sale of marijuana, to an individual under eighteen years of age.

(3) Contain any statement, design, representation, picture or illustration that is:

(a) False or misleading;

(b) A departure from the medical marijuana registered name, including, marijuana leaves, slang terms, and similar references;

(c) Disparaging to a competitor’s products;

(d) Obscene or indecent; or

(e) Related to the safety or efficacy of marijuana, unless supported by substantial evidence or substantial clinical data.

(4) Suggest or otherwise indicate that the product or entity in the advertisement has been approved or endorsed by the department of commerce, the state board of pharmacy, the state of Ohio or any person or entity associated with the state of Ohio; or

(5) Encourage the use of medical marijuana for a condition other than a qualifying medical condition.

(G) A dispensary may develop a website or otherwise establish a web presence advertising the name, business address, contact information, and services provided by a dispensary. A dispensary operating a website shall require age affirmation of at least eighteen years of age by the user before access to the website is granted. A dispensary that establishes any type of web presences shall not:

(1) Allow for direct engagement between consumers or user-generated content or reviews;

(2) Provide a medium for website users to transmit website content to individuals under the age of eighteen;

(3) Display or otherwise post content that has not been submitted to the state board of pharmacy pursuant to paragraph (C) of this rule;

(4) Facilitate sales transactions to any patient, caregiver, or medical marijuana entity;

(5) Target a consumer audience under the age of eighteen; or

(6) Maintain a web presence in violation of Chapter 3796. of the Revised Code or this division;

(H) A dispensary shall not:

(1) Display external signage larger than sixteen inches in height by eighteen inches in width that is not attached to the entity’s permanent structure;

(2) Illuminate a sign advertising medical marijuana at any time;

(3) Sell or otherwise distribute clothing, apparel, or wearable accessories, unless such sale or distribution is to an employee for purposes of identification while working for the licensed entity;

(4) Advertise medical marijuana brand names or use graphics related to medical marijuana on the exterior of the building in which the dispensary is operating; and

(5) Display medical marijuana or paraphernalia that is visible from the exterior of the dispensary.

(I) No dispensary shall license or otherwise expressly authorize any third party to use or advertise in a manner prohibited by this division.

(J) This rule, as it pertains to advertisements, does not apply to a noncommercial message.


Source: Ohio Administrative Code 

Oklahoma

Medical use: legal

Recreational use: illegal 

Tax: 7% excise tax on medical marijuana 

Advertising regulations: 

 

310:681-7-3. Advertising 

(a) Commercial licensees shall not engage in, circulate, or otherwise cause the dissemination of advertising that contains any materials prohibited under Oklahoma law and these rules. 

(b) Advertising for medical marijuana and medical marijuana products shall not contain any statements, illustrations, or other material that: 

(1) Is deceptive, false, or misleading; 

(2) Promotes overconsumption; 

(3) Represents that the use of marijuana has curative or therapeutic effects; 

(4) Depicts a child or other person under legal age consuming marijuana; 

(5) Depicts objects such as toys, cartoons, cartoon characters, or similar images, which suggest the presence of a child, or any other depiction designed in any manner to be especially appealing to children or other persons under legal age to consume marijuana; or 

(6) Has any manner or design that would be especially appealing to children or other persons under eighteen (18) years of age.


Source: TITLE 310. OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CHAPTER 681. MEDICAL MARIJUANA REGULATIONS

Pennsylvania

Medical use: legal

Recreational use: illegal 

Tax: 5% excise tax on medical marijuana

Advertising regulations:  

§ 1141.50. Advertising by a medical marijuana organization.

 (a)  In the advertising and marketing of medical marijuana and medical marijuana products, a medical marijuana organization shall be consistent with the Federal regulations governing prescription drug advertising and marketing in 21 CFR 202.1 (relating to prescription-drug advertisements).

 (b)  Promotional, advertising and marketing materials shall be approved by the Department prior to their use.

 (c)  This part does not apply to information provided by a grower/processor to a dispensary listing various medical marijuana products, instruments and devices that the grower/processor is offering for sale to the dispensary.

Source: Pennsylvania Code Title 28, Chapter 1141

Rhode Island

Medical use: legal

Recreational use: illegal 

Tax: $25 per plant tag for patients/caregivers 

Advertising regulations: 

 

None. See the Edward O. Hawkins and Thomas C. Slater Medical Marijuana Act

Utah

Medical use: legal

Recreational use: illegal 

Tax: No taxes on medical marijuana 

Advertising regulations: 

 

4-41a-403. Advertising.

  1. A cannabis production establishment may not advertise to the general public in any medium.
  2. Notwithstanding Subsection 
  1. A cannabis production establishment may advertise any employment opportunity at the cannabis production facility.

 

Source: H.B. 3001 Utah Medical Cannabis Act

West Virginia

Medical use: legal

Recreational use: illegal 

Tax: No tax on medical marijuana, 10% tax on wholesale marijuana 

Advertising regulations: 

 

None. See CHAPTER 16A. MEDICAL CANNABIS ACT

COVID and the Future of Cannabis Legislation

While things were already beginning to look good for the cannabis industry, the resilience of the cannabis industry amid the COVID-19 crisis has shown that the industry is here to stay and has also shown that there is an increase in demand for the product. 

 

From our own studies, we have seen that despite the majority of industries taking a hit from COVID, our partner cannabis dispensaries have actually been able to, at large, increase sales and drive loyalty redemptions.

This is especially the case for our partner dispensaries in Oregon where despite the virus, they have been able to increase total sales and visits by 40% while also being able to increase loyalty redemptions by a whopping 86%.

 

In fact, many states have been able to rely on the cannabis industry for steady sales and tax revenues from those sales, which has led many to believe that COVID may actually help make the case for cannabis legalization across the board in the United States. 

 

That’s right, COVID may in fact be what calls for the legalization of cannabis as it presents itself as a tantalizing option for governors and the federal government at large to collect taxes and get the country back on its feet. 

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