01 Jul Oregon Wants to Tax Marijuana Users Less Than Other States
SALEM, Ore. — Lawmakers moved methodically to ensure that when Oregonians take a drag on their first legal recreational-marijuana cigarettes or plant their first legal seeds Wednesday, that they have the full weight and force of the state behind them.
One bill sent to the governor aims to tax marijuana less than two of the three other Western states where recreational use is legal, a bid to keep smaller producers in the legal-growing system.
On the eve of recreational marijuana’s legalization in Oregon, the state senate passed two bills and referred two others to the House that will help the state and its residents comply with the law created by the passage of Measure 91 last November. Lawmakers and industry observers expect the two referrals to pass before the Legislature adjourns for the year this week or next. [Read more at the Salem Statesman Journal]
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