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Oregon Cities Want to Make Changes to State’s New Marijuana Law

Oregon’s cities are asking state legislators for big changes in the marijuana legalization law approved by voters in November.

A new bill introduced at the request of the League of Oregon Cities would allow cities and counties to levy their own taxes on retail marijuana sales, something now prohibited under Measure 91.

The measure, Senate Bill 542, would also allow city and county governing bodies to ban retail sales within their borders altogether.  In contrast, Measure 91 allows a ban on sales only if citizens place a measure on the ballot and win over a majority of the voters.

The bill, sponsored by Sen. Jackie Winters, R-Salem, is one of the most sweeping changes to Measure 91 proposed so far and it comes with the strong backing of at least 70 citiesthat have passed ordinances seeking local taxes on recreational marijuana sales.  [Read more at the Portland Oregonian]

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