- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 24, 2014

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - If Oregon voters approve recreational marijuana, Medford will be ready to tax it.

The Medford council considered an ordinance Tuesday night that would impose a city tax of 6 to 18 percent.

The Mail Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1vgqZ8w ) the council may vote before state voters decide Ballot Measure 91. Deputy City Attorney Kevin McConnell said the city would be in a better legal position if it enacts the tax before the state measure passes.

The state of Oregon would also tax marijuana, so any city tax would be on top of that.

The proposed Medford ordinance would create a cumulative tax that would have a potential maximum of 18 percent that would be collected from marijuana producers, wholesalers, processors, retailers and medical marijuana facilities.

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Information from: Mail Tribune, https://www.mailtribune.com/

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