Ashland Approves Marijuana Tax, Other Regulations For Dispensaries

OREGON:  The Ashland City Council approved taxing medical and recreational marijuana and adopted regulations governing the location and operations of medical marijuana dispensaries on Tuesday night.

The council authorized a tax of up to five percent on sales of medical marijuana, plus a tax of up to 10 percent on recreational marijuana sales. Councilors will set specific tax rates at a future meeting.

“We need to do this to position our community smartly,” Councilor Rich Rosenthal said.

Oregon voters are likely to see a recreational marijuana legalization measure on the November ballot. The state previously legalized medical marijuana dispensaries if they meet a host of state regulations. Cities are allowed to impose additional regulations of their own.

 

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