Marijuana Legalization In The Wake Of Measure 91
Meeting Date: Friday, November 21st
Air Date: Monday, November 24th
Guest speakers: Floyd Prozanski, Oregon State Senator; Casey Houlihan, Local Entrepreneur; and a representative of Lane County Public Health
Program Coordinator: Marty Wilde
Now that the voters have passed Measure 91, Oregonians over 21 will be able to smoke marijuana beginning the first of July next year. Now details of the rules and systems have to be worked out.
The speakers will discuss potential and probable changes in the legal, business, and public health environments.
Lane County plans to impose a tax at half of Oregon State’s tax, while the City of Eugene has declined to tax pot. The speakers will speculate on the impact of the new law on the black market and changes that could take place in the medical marijuana system. Another issue to be explored is the impact of tax revenue from marijuana sales on Oregon’s budget. Oregon can learn from the experiences in Colorado and Washington, not only about revenue, but about any regulatory issues those states have faced.
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