OLCC Looks At Marijuana Taxes

MEDFORD, Ore. – Measure 91 is a controversial topic on the November ballot, one which could cost the state, and bring in money. If recreational pot is legalized, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) will be in charge or taxing it. In Colorado, the recreational marijuana taxing process has not been nearly as successful as state … Continue reading »

Democrats Weigh in on Issues

SALEM, Ore. — The November ballot may be a few months away but the Democratic party of Oregon is already showing which issues it favors. The party announced the large majority of Democrats in the state now support the legalization of recreational marijuana. They also support a measure looking to regulate it. The party also … Continue reading »

Central Point Looks At Marijuana Tax

  CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — A state committee is trying to decide how much pot someone could buy if voters approve recreational marijuana. The November ballot measure would also allow the state to tax any marijuana. However, the bill also puts an end to any new city taxes on medical or recreational marijuana, but if cities … Continue reading »

Ballot Measures Deadline has Passed

SALEM, Ore. — The deadline to get initiatives on the November ballot has now passed. Voters will be asked to choose whether to grant driving privileges to people who can’t prove they’re legally in the U.S. Voters will also need to decide on an equal rights amendment. Petitions to legalize recreational marijuana and require businesses to … Continue reading »

OLCC Reacts to Marijuana Measure

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Liquor and Control Commission is getting ready for what could become Oregon’s recreational marijuana market. Oregonians will get to vote on legalization of recreational marijuana in November, if enough of the 145 thousand signatures last week are valid. The ballot measure sets the OLCC as the regulatory body. Officials say … Continue reading »

Ashland First Reading for Marijuana Tax

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland City Council discussed and voted on several ordinances at Tuesday night’s meeting that will move it closer to eventually lifting the moratorium for medical marijuana dispensaries. At Tuesday’s meeting, there were several ordinances up for discussion. One of those ordinances adressed whether or not to add up to five percent city … Continue reading »

Legal Marijuana Closer to Vote in Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. — An initiative to legalize recreational marijuana could be on the November ballot in Oregon. Supporters of “New Approach Oregon” turned in 145,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office Thursday. The impact could affect the medical marijuana industry, and local cities, which have already been dealing with the concept of medical marijuana … Continue reading »

Pot Laws Being Established in Washington

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Recreational marijuana use is now legal in Washington, and the state is trying to establish laws over how pot should be bought and sold. The effort will focus on setting up a system of controls over growing pot, as well as testing guidelines for quality, and what levels of security retailers should … Continue reading »