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11 февраля, 01:19

Colorado's Marijuana Industry Is Now Bigger Than Some Countries' Entire GDP

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); DENVER ― Colorado’s marijuana industry soared to new highs in 2016. According to data released Thursday by the Colorado Department of Revenue, dispensaries in the state sold $1.3 billion in medical and recreational marijuana last year, generating close to $200 million in tax revenue for the state. For perspective, that’s slightly more than the entire 2015 GDP for the island nation of Antigua and Barbuda. Cities in Colorado also collected millions of additional tax dollars, as each city typically tacks on extra duties in addition to state taxes. Colorado dispensaries sold slightly over $699 million in medical and recreational marijuana in 2014, the first year sales were legal in the state. That figure leaped to $996 million in 2015. Impressive as Colorado’s $1.3 billion market might seem, it’s a pittance compared to the $53.3 billion that consumers in North America are believed to have spent on the drug in 2016, according to Arcview Market Research. What’s more, the company estimates 87 percent of those sales occurred in the illegal market. "[Colorado] is also reaping the invaluable public health and safety benefits of replacing an underground market with a tightly regulated system." Mason Tvert, the Marijuana Policy Project “[Colorado’s tax revenue] is just the tip of the iceberg,” communications director Mason Tvert of the Denver-based Marijuana Policy Project told The Huffington Post in an emailed statement. “The state is also reaping the invaluable public health and safety benefits of replacing an underground market with a tightly regulated system.” “Marijuana is now being sold in licensed businesses, rather than out on the street,” Tvert continued. “It is being properly tested, packaged, and labeled, and it is only being sold to adults who show proof of age. The system is working.” The extra $200 million in tax revenue is nice. But compared to the state’s budgetary needs (and Colorado’s perpetually anemic education funding), it’s hardly a windfall. Of that money, $40 million has been set aside for grants to be awarded for public school construction, with the remainder going toward health care, health education, law enforcement and substance abuse prevention and treatment programs. (Here’s a flowchart explaining how marijuana is taxed, and where the proceeds are spent.) “Marijuana tax revenue is not going to cover the state’s budget, but it is going to cover important programs and services that would otherwise be left out of it,” Tvert said. Experts caution that Colorado’s sales may plateau in 2017 and beyond, as other states begin to legalize marijuana and market pressures exert a downward force on the wholesale price of cannabis. “Colorado has had a really good run, being the first mover,” Miles Light, an economist with the Marijuana Policy Group, told The Denver Post’s Cannabist blog this week. “Now, as other states legalize, some of these external benefits that are occurring are going to be eroded.” Another factor that could weigh on the industry ― or perhaps even eliminate it entirely ― is President Donald Trump’s newly confirmed attorney general, Jeff Sessions. Sessions previously called legalization of the drug “a mistake,” and said that “we need grown-ups in Washington to say marijuana is not the kind of thing that ought to be legalized.” “The big lesson we tell other states is you probably shouldn’t legalize marijuana if you want to make money — that’s not why you do it,” J. Skyler McKinley, deputy director of Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s (D) office of marijuana coordination, told HuffPost in 2015. “You do it because you think that a regulated marketplace might be safer than an unregulated marketplace or you believe that the war on drugs didn’t work.”  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

11 февраля, 01:19

Colorado's Marijuana Industry Is Now Bigger Than Some Countries' Entire GDP

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); DENVER ― Colorado’s marijuana industry soared to new highs in 2016. According to data released Thursday by the Colorado Department of Revenue, dispensaries in the state sold $1.3 billion in medical and recreational marijuana last year, generating close to $200 million in tax revenue for the state. For perspective, that’s slightly more than the entire 2015 GDP for the island nation of Antigua and Barbuda. Cities in Colorado also collected millions of additional tax dollars, as each city typically tacks on extra duties in addition to state taxes. Colorado dispensaries sold slightly over $699 million in medical and recreational marijuana in 2014, the first year sales were legal in the state. That figure leaped to $996 million in 2015. Impressive as Colorado’s $1.3 billion market might seem, it’s a pittance compared to the $53.3 billion that consumers in North America are believed to have spent on the drug in 2016, according to Arcview Market Research. What’s more, the company estimates 87 percent of those sales occurred in the illegal market. "[Colorado] is also reaping the invaluable public health and safety benefits of replacing an underground market with a tightly regulated system." Mason Tvert, the Marijuana Policy Project “[Colorado’s tax revenue] is just the tip of the iceberg,” communications director Mason Tvert of the Denver-based Marijuana Policy Project told The Huffington Post in an emailed statement. “The state is also reaping the invaluable public health and safety benefits of replacing an underground market with a tightly regulated system.” “Marijuana is now being sold in licensed businesses, rather than out on the street,” Tvert continued. “It is being properly tested, packaged, and labeled, and it is only being sold to adults who show proof of age. The system is working.” The extra $200 million in tax revenue is nice. But compared to the state’s budgetary needs (and Colorado’s perpetually anemic education funding), it’s hardly a windfall. Of that money, $40 million has been set aside for grants to be awarded for public school construction, with the remainder going toward health care, health education, law enforcement and substance abuse prevention and treatment programs. (Here’s a flowchart explaining how marijuana is taxed, and where the proceeds are spent.) “Marijuana tax revenue is not going to cover the state’s budget, but it is going to cover important programs and services that would otherwise be left out of it,” Tvert said. Experts caution that Colorado’s sales may plateau in 2017 and beyond, as other states begin to legalize marijuana and market pressures exert a downward force on the wholesale price of cannabis. “Colorado has had a really good run, being the first mover,” Miles Light, an economist with the Marijuana Policy Group, told The Denver Post’s Cannabist blog this week. “Now, as other states legalize, some of these external benefits that are occurring are going to be eroded.” Another factor that could weigh on the industry ― or perhaps even eliminate it entirely ― is President Donald Trump’s newly confirmed attorney general, Jeff Sessions. Sessions previously called legalization of the drug “a mistake,” and said that “we need grown-ups in Washington to say marijuana is not the kind of thing that ought to be legalized.” “The big lesson we tell other states is you probably shouldn’t legalize marijuana if you want to make money — that’s not why you do it,” J. Skyler McKinley, deputy director of Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s (D) office of marijuana coordination, told HuffPost in 2015. “You do it because you think that a regulated marketplace might be safer than an unregulated marketplace or you believe that the war on drugs didn’t work.”  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

08 февраля, 17:08

Случаи захвата россиян пиратами за последние 10 лет. Справка

В Нигерии захватили в плен семерых российских моряков.

08 февраля, 14:44

Пираты в тени борьбы с ИГ: что ждет захваченных в водах Нигерии российских моряков

Семеро россиян были похищены в результате нападения пиратов на судно в территориальных водах Нигерии.

08 февраля, 12:46

Российских моряков в Нигерии пираты взяли в заложники. Главное

В Нигерии пираты захватили в заложники россиян и украинцев.

25 января, 15:57

МВФ оставил Украину без нового транша

В календарь Международного валютного фонда на январь не попал вопрос выделения очередного транша Украине.

25 января, 15:17

МВФ решил не рассматривать выделение нового транша Украине

Вопрос выделения очередного транша Украине не попал в календарь Международного валютного фонда на январь. До конца месяца в фонде собираются заниматься другими государствами, в частности, Кенией, Сомали, КНДР, Антигуа и Барбуда. В украинском правительстве надеялись получить этот транш уже в начале февраля. Ранее размер этого четвертого транша был скорректирован с 1,3 до 1 миллиарда долларов. Всего из 17,5 млрд долларов Украина сможет получить 8,6 млрд, а остальные средства должны выделить до конца 2018 года семью траншами. В середине января МВФ обнародовал новые требования к Украине для продолжения получения займов. В частности, страна должна открыть земельный рынок, повысить пенсионный возраст, сократить количество госслужащих и бюджетников. Как сообщалось, МВФ ждет от Украины урегулирования вопроса с российским долгом перед выплатой транша. ЧИТАЙТЕ ТАКЖЕ: (статья) Пенсия? Забудьте! Справка «СП» По подсчетам The Economist, чтобы продолжать получать кредиты МВФ, Украина должна уменьшить соотношение государственного долга к ВВП. К 2020 этот показатель должен составить 71%. И хотя по украинской Конституции он не должен быть выше 60%, уже в конце 2014 года объем госдолга составлял 70,3% ВВП, а осенью 2015-го подошел к 90% ВВП. В конце 2016-го госдолг Украины находился в районе 80% ВВП.

12 января, 06:31

В Литве обнаружили счет Лазаренко с 30 млн долларов

Литовские журналисты из издания 15min.lt обнаружили в базе данных Международного проекта журналистских расследований коррупции и организованной преступности (OCCRP) документы, которые свидетельствуют о том, что на счете в литовском банке заморожено около 30 млн долларов, вероятно связанных с бывшим премьер-министром Украины Павлом Лазаренко...

12 января, 06:31

В Литве обнаружили счет Лазаренко с 30 млн долларов

Литовские журналисты из издания 15min.lt обнаружили в базе данных Международного проекта журналистских расследований коррупции и организованной преступности (OCCRP) документы, которые свидетельствуют о том, что на счете в литовском банке заморожено около 30 млн долларов, вероятно связанных с бывшим премьер-министром Украины Павлом Лазаренко...

11 января, 15:30

Беларусь установила безвизовый режим для граждан Ирландии

Ирландцам, чтобы въехать без визы в Беларусь, нужно иметь при себе паспорт, 46 белорусских рублей на каждый день пребывания и медицинский страховой полис на сумму не менее 10 тысяч евро. Указ №8, подписанный президентом Белоруссии 9 января "Об установлении безвизового порядка въезда и выезда иностранных граждан", предусматривает безвизовый порядок въезда в республику для граждан 80 стран на 5дневный срок при пересечении госграницы через КПП в Национальном аэропорту Минск. В список вошли Австралия, Австрия, Албания, Андорра, Антигуа и Барбуда, Аргентина, Барбадос, Бахрейн, Бельгия, Болгария, Босния и Герцеговина, Бразилия, Вануату, Ватикан, Великобритания, Вьетнам, Гаити, Германия, Гонконг, Греция, Дания, Содружество Доминики, Индия, Индонезия, Ирландия, Исландия, Испания, Италия, Канада, Кипр, Китай, Корея, Кувейт, Латвия, Ливан, Литва, Лихтенштейн, Люксембург, Макао, Македония, Малайзия, Мальта, Мальтийский Орден, Мексика, Федеративные Штаты Микронезии, Монако, Намибия, Нидерланды, Никарагуа, Новая Зеландия, Норвегия, Оман, Панама, Перу, Польша, Португалия, Румыния, Самоа, Саудовская Аравия, Сейшелы, Сент-Винсент и Гренадины, Сингапур, Словакия, Словения, США, Уругвай, Финляндия, Франция, Хорватия, Чехия, Чили, Швейцария, Швеция, Сальвадор, Эстония и Япония. Указ вступит в силу через месяц после официального опубликования.

17 декабря 2016, 23:19

Oscar will get to count Chinese cash but he will pay a heavy price | Daniel Taylor

Playing in China earns you many millions but aged 25 Oscar is leaving Chelsea for a league of lower standard than the MLS and surely some players will resist wasting their careersDidier Drogba was told once that in China they considered him to be a reincarnation of an ancient god. They called him “The Almighty” and he always remembers the reaction on his first training session after following Nicolas Anelka to the bags of gold at Shanghai Shenhua. Their new colleagues would “just stare in wide-eyed amazement at some of our moves, what we did in practice, how we played within a team”. Both players were drifting towards the end of their playing careers, but they were still vastly superior to all their team-mates.Which is probably what you would expect given that China’s solitary appearance in a World Cup came in 2002, losing all three games without scoring a single goal, and we are talking about the nation that is 83rd in Fifa’s latest world rankings, directly below Antigua and Barbuda and one above the Faroe Islands, whose combined population could fit into any Shanghai suburb with room to spare. Continue reading...

16 декабря 2016, 16:37

Прагматикой по сусалам... Пора взрослеть

Вот как и что должен чувствовать «пэрэсичный» украинский патриот-идиот, который только что посмотрел «ТСН» на канале «1+1» и «полирнулся» на «5-м канале», где ему, брызгая слюной из перекошенных страстью ртов под безумными глазами, рассказали, что весь мир – украиноцентричен, а ему говорят, что Дональд Трамп может снять санкции с России? Хороший, согласитесь, вопрос. Да, весь внутренний мир украинского патриота хоть и охватывает претензиями всю планету, но в мечтах, а на практике он все же вынужден копошиться в стране, которую все удерживают в своих границах. Отводя ей роль в лучшем случае бурячано-подсолнухо-рапсового придатка, населенного потенциальными проститутками, нянечками-подмывальщицами задниц евростариков и асфальтоукладочно-строительной черновой рабочей силой, которая еще к тому же, если не пьет по-черному, может стать донорами внутренних органов для болеющих «цивилизованных».

15 декабря 2016, 15:10

Украина рассчитывает получить $280 млн из средств Лазаренко

Украина рассчитывает получить $280 млн из средств, незаконно выведенных за границу бывшим премьер-министром Украины Павлом Лазаренко, заявляет заместитель генерального прокурора Евгений Енин.

23 ноября 2016, 05:31

Antigua PM gives Prince Harry awkward honeymoon invite

The prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda invites his royal visitor, Prince Harry, to spend his honeymoon on the Caribbean island nation, which was met by a stony-faced prince. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reuters has maintained its reputation for speed, accuracy, and impact while providing exclusives, incisive commentary and forward-looking analysis. http://reuters.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Reuters https://plus.google.com/u/0/s/reuters https://twitter.com/Reuters

23 ноября 2016, 04:56

Prince Harry tours mangroves, botanical gardens in Antigua

Prince Harry ventures out on the water to see Frigate birds in the mangroves of Antigua and Barbuda before heading off to the Victoria Park Botanical Gardens in St John's in time for the city's annual Arbor Day Fair. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reuters has maintained its reputation for speed, accuracy, and impact while providing exclusives, incisive commentary and forward-looking analysis. http://reuters.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Reuters https://plus.google.com/u/0/s/reuters https://twitter.com/Reuters

21 ноября 2016, 01:43

Prince Harry arrives in Antigua for Caribbean tour

Britain's Prince Harry arrives for the first stop on his Caribbean tour in Antigua and Barbuda where he is greeted by a military parade. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reuters has maintained its reputation for speed, accuracy, and impact while providing exclusives, incisive commentary and forward-looking analysis. http://reuters.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Reuters https://plus.google.com/u/0/s/reuters https://twitter.com/Reuters

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