Gresham City Council votes in favor of a tax on pot


Although the tax is now in effect, questions swirl about its legitimacy.

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Although the tax is now in effect, questions swirl about its legitimacy.

The city council had previously passed a moratorium on medical marijuana until May 2015 that is still in effect. In the wake of the statewide Measure 91 passed last month, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission is anticipated to allow licenses for recreational marijuana sales starting in January 2016.

The new Gresham tax would collect 10 percent on sales of recreational marijuana and 5 percent of medical marijuana sales.

Read more at the Portland Tribune.




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