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The Oregon Senate voted Wednesday to advance a measure that would allow cities and counties to more-than-triple their marijuana tax, from three percent to as high as 10 percent.

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Oregon lawmakers are considering a measure that could potentially allow cities and counties to more than triple their marijuana tax.

  

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Last year, Creswell residents voted to ban sales of marijuana.  Now a new ballot initiative backed by investment group One Gro aims to lift that ban.  They say Creswell stands to become a cannabis empire, raising thousands of dollars in annual revenue.  Critics say it’ll not only hurt the character of the city, but also pave the way for a marijuana monopoly.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. 

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The City of Eugene's budget for the coming fiscal year shows a $1 million gap.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, officials are hoping to tackle it without cutting services. 

Lane County Puts 3 Percent Pot Tax On November Ballot

Aug 4, 2016
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Lane County residents in unincorporated areas will vote on a measure to levy a local three percent tax on recreational pot in November.

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Springfield residents will vote on two tax measures in November. One is a gas tax for street repairs. The other is a local tax on pot sales.

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Lane County voters may consider a tax on recreational marijuana in the November election. The Board of Commissioners Tuesday approved the idea of a local pot tax.

Cottage Grove To Vote On Local Pot Tax in November

May 25, 2016
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Voters in Cottage Grove could decide to tax marijuana sold in the city. Monday city councilors voted to place a 3-percent pot tax on the November ballot.

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The marijuana legalization measure Oregon voters passed last November says only the state can tax recreational cannabis. Twenty percent of that state tax revenue is earmarked for cities and counties. But a lot of local governments around the state say they need a bigger slice of that pie. Jackson County residents are voting next week on a measure to add a county tax on production and sales of both medical and recreational pot.

The Lane County Board of Commissioners Tuesday approved a local tax on marijuana. The ordinance passed 4 to 1 after only one person spoke at a public hearing.
 

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Eugene is among many cities and counties in Oregon considering a tax on recreational marijuana. The City Council wants to hear from the public before the November Election.