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Oregon’s Marijuana Industry Now Lobbying Congress on Tax and Banking Issues

Oregon’s burgeoning marijuana industry is stepping up its congressional lobbying in hopes of winning better treatment on tax and banking issues.

An industry political action committee sponsored a Friday night fundraiser in Portland with Rep. Earl Blumenauer that brought in more than $100,000 for the Oregon Democrat’s re-election campaign.

And on Monday, about 25 members from the Oregon Cannabis Association were set to travel to Washington, D.C., to personally meet with members of Congress and their staffs – and to attend a couple of fundraisers as well.

“To me, this is an exciting moment for the Oregon industry,” said Amy Margolis, a Portland lawyer who works with the association and is on the trip. [Read more at the Portland Oregonian]

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