Council Strikes Down Marijuana Sales Tax

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene City Council will not pursue a marijuana sales tax as part of Measure 91. The council struck down a motion to pursue the issue further at Monday night’s public hearing. It didn’t take long to strike down the motion. “It’s going to be so expensive to buy marijuana recreational or … Continue reading »

Concern Over Pot Candy During Halloween

SEATTLE (CNN) — Seattle police have a warning for parents this Halloween: not all candy is for kids. Marijuana is legal in Washington state, so there are concerns about pot-infused candies showing up in trick-or-treat bags. Authorities are circulating a video produced by Denver police with advice for parents. One dispensary owner says it can … Continue reading »

Cottage Grove Considers Marijuana Tax

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Another local municipality is considering a tax on marijuana. At Monday night’s Cottage Grove City Council meeting, leaders will discuss a 10-percent tax on recreational pot, should it be legalized in November. The proposed ordinance would not include a tax on medical marijuana. Though Measure 91 does not allow cities or … Continue reading »

Rick Steves Supports Measure 91

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Rick Steves, known for his famous travel shows, is making his way through Oregon to promote the legalization of recreational marijuana. On Thursday afternoon, he made a stop in Corvallis. He addressed at least 100 people, arguing the state pays too much money locking up marijuana smokers when law enforcement should focus … Continue reading »

Eugene Discusses Marijuana Tax

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene City Council is the latest to talk about taxing the recreational use of marijuana, as voters across the state prepare to decide whether to approve it. Tuesday, the Lane County Board of Commissioners voted to have a public hearing on a county tax later this month. On Wednesday, with a … Continue reading »

Lane Co. Discusses Marijuana Tax

EUGENE, Ore. — The vote to legalize marijuana is a month away and Lane County is considering a new tax, should Measure 91 pass. County commissioners discussed two ordinances Tuesday at their meeting. One which would tax medical and recreational marijuana, the other only recreational. Commissioners voiced concerns and questions and struck down the first … Continue reading »

Lane County To Propose Pot Tax

EUGENE, Ore.– The vote to legalize marijuana in Oregon is just around the corner, and local governments are considering imposing a tax should Measure 91 pass in November. For the first time, Lane County commissioners will present their proposed ordinance. They¬†are calling for a county tax equal to 50 percent of the state tax rate … Continue reading »

Father-Son Duo to Open Dispensary

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Corvallis will soon have four medical marijuana dispensaries, now that the Oregon Health Authority gave the newest one its license. A father-son duo runs Green Room Medical Marijuana Dispensary at the corner of 9th Street and Walnut Boulevard. Harold Lareau and his son Daniel also own Bad Habits Smoke Shop in Corvallis. … Continue reading »

Springfield Debates Marijuana Tax

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield may be the next city to impose a marijuana tax come November if it’s legalized for recreational use. The Springfield City Council met Monday night to discuss their options. The discussion centered around what fees would be imposed if councilors were to pass a marijuana tax and who’d be paying the … Continue reading »

Council to Explore Marijuana Sales Tax

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield may be well positioned to make some green if voters approve the legalization of pot come November. Councilors will explore a marijuana tax at its meeting on Monday. A city spokesman says this is all about preparation, instead of having the discussion after the vote. He warns there are a lot … Continue reading »

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