OREGON: The state lawmakers preparing for Oregon’s legal marijuana program are supporting a sales tax for the drug.
A joint House-Senate committee approved a sales tax of up to 20 percent on Tuesday, setting the stage for a vote in the full House.
The sales tax would replace a tax on growers that was originally approved by voters as part of last year’s Measure 91.
Lawmakers say they’re aiming for a tax rate and method that allows legal marijuana to compete with pot from the black market. Medical marijuana users would not have to pay the tax.