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Oregon: Nearly $8 Million in Marijuana Taxes Garnered in March

Oregon made nearly $8 million in taxes from legal marijuana sales in March, a slight increase from the month prior. According to Oregon’s Department of Revenue, the state garnered $7,839,406 in marijuana sales taxes in March of this year. $6,768,304 of this came from state sales taxes, with the remainder coming from local marijuana taxes. This is a slight …

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Oregon Garners $14.7 Million in Taxes from Marijuana Sales in First Two Months of 2018

In the first two months of the year Oregon made over $14 million in taxes from legal marijuana sales. According to Oregon’s Department of Revenue, the state garnered $8,001,999 in marijuana sales taxes in January of this year. This marks the largest amount of marijuana taxes the state has received in a given month since the …

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Oregon Garnered Over $68 Million in Marijuana Taxes in 2017

Oregon brought in over $68 million in taxes from the legal sale of marijuana and marijuana products in 2017. According to data released by the Oregon Department of Revenue, the state made exactly $68,646,246 from marijuana taxes in 2017. This tops the roughly $60 million in marijuana taxes the state made in 2016. Oregon’s biggest …

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Oregon Officials Triple Penalty for Marijuana Stores Selling to Minors

Oregon officials have announced that, at least temporarily, they’re tripling the penalty associated with businesses unintentionally selling marijuana or marijuana products to minors.  The Oregon Liquor Control Commission, which oversees the state’s legal marijuana industry, made the announcement yesterday. The change follows a statewide sting operation which found that almost 20% (1 in 5) of …

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Oregon Raises Age for Tobacco Products and “Inhalant Delivery Systems” to 21

Oregon Governor Kate Brown has signed into law a measure that raises the minimum age for purchasing tobacco and “inhalant delivery systems” to 21. Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 754 into law yesterday, roughly a month after it was approved by the Hour of Representatives with a 39 to 20 vote, and the Senate with …

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Oregon Legislature Passes Bill to Defelonize Possession of Ecstasy, Heroin, Cocaine and Other Drugs

Legislation to defelonize the personal possession of several drugs has been passed through Oregon’s full legislature and sent to Governor Kate Brown for consideration. The proposed law, House Bill 2355, “Reduces punishment for possession of certain controlled substances [including ecstasy, heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine] from felony to misdemeanor”. Possession would remain a felony if the …

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Oregon Legislature Votes to Create Cannabis Commission

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Lawmakers have voted in favor of creating the Oregon Cannabis Commission to oversee the state’s medical marijuana program. On Wednesday Oregon’s House voted 48 to 11 to approve House Bill 2198, which was followed by an 18 to 12 vote in the Senate the next day. The proposal will now be sent to Governor Kate …

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Oregon Governor Signs Bill Altering Marijuana Penalties, Removing Marijuana from Controlled Substances Act

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Legislation altering Oregon’s marijuana penalties, and removing marijuana from the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, has been signed into law by Governor Kate Brown Senate Bill 302 was signed into law yesterday by Governor Kate Brown. It was passed by the Senate last month with a 21 to 8 vote, and approved by the House of …

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Oregon Legislature Passes Bill Preventing Marijuana Businesses From Retaining Customer Info

An Oregon bill requiring marijuana businesses to “destroy” customer information after a certain period of time has been passed by the state’s House and Senate. Senate Bill 863 was passed by the House of Representatives today with a 53 to 5 vote; it was passed by the Senate last month 21 to 6. It will …

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Oregon Bill to Alter Marijuana Penalties Passed by Full Legislature

Oregon’s House and Senate have both approved the same version of a bill that would alter several marijuana-related penalties. Senate Bill 302 passed Oregon’s Senate last month with a 21 to 8 vote, and today it was approved by the House of Representatives with a 34 to 21 vote. The proposal now goes to Governor …

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