Oregon Liquor Control Commission To $7M In Cannabis Taxes To Track Medical Marijuana

Lawmakers allocated OLCC implementation money to launch the tracking program during the 2018 session

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission will ask state lawmakers during the 2019 session for $7 million in recreational pot taxes per biennium to help track medical marijuana.

Legislators appropriated money to start the tracking program; this money would be ongoing funding. Twenty-three positions have been authorized, which includes 16 inspectors, spokesman Mark Pettinger said.

In a statement to the Statesman Journal, OLCC Executive Director Steve Marks said, “Our regulatory role over cannabis — recreational and now medical — as well as additional oversight responsibilities for hemp has greatly expanded the work of our agency.


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