Harvesting law firms are offended through a new Congolese cropping legal

Harvesting law firms are offended through a new Congolese cropping legal

ROBERT Friedland, the boss of Ivanhoe Mines, a large Canadian firm that digs out copper and zinc in Africa, is not one for pessimism. In his speech to an annual mining industry jamboree, Mining Indaba, in Cape Town, his promises about the potential of the business were as copious as the ore bodies his firm […]

Legal Weed Could Create $50+ Billion in Federal Tax Revenue

Legal Weed Could Create $50+ Billion in Federal Tax Revenue

There’s big money in legal weed, and the federal government’s cut could be more than $ 5 billion a year from sales tax revenue alone. So says a new study by New Frontier Data, a marijuana market research firm, which assumed a 15 percent retail sales tax. Add payroll tax deductions and business tax revenue […]

Legal Pot Is Coming to California in January. What Do You Want To Know?

You may have heard: Legal weed is coming to the Golden State. In November 2016, California passed Prop 64, or the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, making it legal for any adult over the magical age of 21 to possess or grow pot under certain amounts. Hippies cheered. And on January 1, pot shops in California […]

Rivers and forests need the same legal rights we grant to people

Rivers and forests need the same legal rights we grant to people

The once-mighty ColoradoPete McBride/National Geographic/Alamy Does a river have rights? A coalition of US environmental groups thinks so. They have filed a lawsuit in Denver that says the Colorado river’s “right to exist, flourish, regenerate, be restored, and naturally evolve” has been violated by its namesake state. Controversially, they want to represent it as a […]