- Associated Press - Friday, April 15, 2016

BEND, Ore. (AP) - Officials in La Pine have agreed to let voters decide on a ban and a tax on recreational marijuana sales.

The Bend Bulletin reports (https://goo.gl/5qB0ga ) the City Council approved the November ballot measures Wednesday.

The ban would apply only to new recreational pot businesses, and not the city’s two medical marijuana shops. If voters shoot down the ban and approve the tax, recreational marijuana sales would be taxed up to 3 percent.

The proposals come after Deschutes County voted to legalize recreational marijuana in 2014. A bill passed by the state Legislature last year lets cities and counties decide whether they want to allow pot businesses in their jurisdiction.

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Information from: The Bulletin, https://www.bendbulletin.com

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