Commissioners approve first reading of ordinance that would approve a marijuana tax
The Josephine County Commissioners during their Wednesday business session approved the first reading of an ordinance that would tax both medicinal and recreational marijuana use in the county.
The tax would be for 10 percent of the gross taxable revenue of marijuana and the commissioners made it clear that this ordinance could be changed or repealed at any point in the future. The purpose of hurriedly passing this ordinance relates to Measure 91 on the November ballot which would allow for the recreational use of marijuana in the state. The measure does not provide taxes to local governments and the county wants to be grandfathered into being able to tax marijuana if the measure passes.
The second reading and final vote on the ordinance will be made during the Oct. 22 Weekly Business Session.
Commissioners also moved the approval of a contract with Munitor Construction for the demolition of the Dimmick Tower to the Thursday administrative meeting due to a formal protest filed by one of the contracting companies who submitted a bid for the project.
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