- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Josephine County commissioners have given preliminary approval to a tax on marijuana. It would be effective if a statewide measure to legalize recreational use passes in November.

The Grants Pass Daily Courier (https://bit.ly/1vyCJDy ) reports commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday for a 10 percent local tax on sales of anything containing marijuana. It has to be approved a second time to be enacted.

But commissioners said that if an advisory vote shows Josephine County voters do not want to tax marijuana, they will withdraw it.

More than a dozen cities and counties around Oregon are racing to impose local marijuana taxes before election day. Measure 91 bars anyone but the state from taxing pot, but local governments are hoping they will be grandfathered in if their taxes are enacted before the vote.


Information from: Daily Courier, https://www.thedailycourier.com



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