Portland Mayor Charlie Hales Requests $440,000 For Marijuana Permitting Program

OREGON:  Portland Mayor Charlie Hales requested $440,000 for a marijuana permitting program, according to budget documents.

Hales, who oversees the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, authored a memo outlining the funding request in the upcoming 2015-16 fiscal year.

The mayor’s marijuana program represents a small slice of some $58 million in proposals submitted by city bureaus as they compete for roughly $14 million in one-time general fund dollars expected to be available come July.