OREGON: The Hillsboro City Council, rushing to enact a tax on recreational marijuana before Election Day, has scheduled a special meeting for Sept. 30 so it can vote on the matter.
The council already approved the first reading of an ordinance establishing a 10 percent sales tax on recreational marijuana in the city. But since it would take 30 days to go into effect, the ordinance wouldn’t become law in time for the statewide vote on marijuana legalization if the council waits until its previously scheduled Oct. 7 meeting to hear the second and final reading.
The Hillsboro sales tax would supplement – not replace – any tax the state decides to impose on recreational marijuana if voters approve Measure 91 on Election Day. Any such local levy, however, would likely be challenged in court and may not stand.