Allow recreational marijuana sales and use in Oregon or not? Tax recreational marijuana sales in Lane County or not?
This morning, October 7 2014, Lane County”s Board of Commissioners passed a first reading and authorized a second reading and public hearing regarding taxing recreational marijuana sales in Lane County.
The motion that passed 4-1 (Bozievich, Leiken, Stewart and Farr, yes; Sorenson, no) was pertaining to this agenda item:
FIRST READING AND SETTING SECOND READING AND PUBLIC HEARING/ORDINANCE 14-16/ In the Matter of Establishing a Tax on the Sale of Marijuana and Marijuana-Infused Products in Lane County (Relating to Measure 91).
The public hearing has been set for October 21 at 1:30 pm in Harris Hall. This gives the public an opportunity to weigh in on the upcoming decision by County Commissioners whether to tax marijuana sales in Lane County should Oregon Ballot Measure 91 pass on November 4 of this year.
The draft ordinance can be read here.
You can read about Oregon’s Ballot Measure 91 here.
Between now and October 21 you can let Commissioners know how you feel. Send comments to me before October 20, 2014 and I will pass them along to the other commissioners via public email. firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a robust ongoing discussion regarding the social and budgetary impacts of the passage of such laws. Stay tuned, and please weigh in.