Bill To Legalize, Tax MJ Scheduled For Hearing
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Bill To Legalize, Tax MJ Scheduled For Hearing
Posted by CN Staff on March 18, 2013 at 14:46:44 PT
By Yuxing Zheng, The Oregonian
Source: Oregonian
Salem -- Marijuana would become legal, and the state would regulate and tax it under a bill under consideration in the Oregon Legislature. House Bill 3371 would allow the production, processing and sale of marijuana and marijuana-infused products. Individuals 21 or older would be allowed to keep up to six mature marijuana plants and 24 ounces of marijuana at a time.
The Oregon Health Authority would be charged with licensing marijuana producers, processors, wholesalers and retailers. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission would oversee taxation of marijuana, according to the bill. Marijuana producers would be taxed $35 per ounce. The money would go to a "Cannabis Tax Account," with 40 percent of proceeds going to schools, 20 percent each to Oregon State Police, the general fund, and mental health, alcoholism and drug services.The bill is scheduled for an April 2 public hearing in the House Judiciary Committee. House Bill 3371 would also bar employers from prohibiting the manufacture, delivery, possession or use of marijuana in the workplace. The bill is intended in part to better prioritize the state's limited law enforcement resources and eliminate the problems caused by the prohibition and uncontrolled manufacture, delivery and possession of marijuana, according to the bill.Washington and Colorado already allow the legal use of marijuana. Marijuana remains an illegal drug under federal law.  SnippedComplete Article: Oregonian, The (Portland, OR)Author: Yuxing Zheng, The Oregonian  Published: March 18, 2013Copyright: 2013 The OregonianContact: letters news.oregonian.comWebsite:  -- Cannabis Archives 
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Comment #4 posted by Ryannn29 on March 19, 2013 at 12:02:30 PT:
let's hope this one passes
I may be a Californian, but I'm always hoping for other states to legalize and was surprised that Oregon didn't legalize last November. Hopefully California will follow.
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Comment #3 posted by ekim on March 19, 2013 at 11:32:50 PT
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Comment #2 posted by The GCW on March 19, 2013 at 09:44:50 PT
5 Western AGs meet with Mexican attorney generalDENVER—Attorneys general from five Western states are meeting with Mexico's new attorney general.Colorado Attorney General John Suthers says his counterparts from California, Idaho, Nevada, and New Mexico will join him at Tuesday's meeting with Jesus (hay-SOOS') Murillo Karam in Mexico City. They'll be talking about drug trafficking, human trafficking and judicial reform.Cont. doubt, cannabis will come up. How many of those A.G.'s actually represent citizens and the need to end cannabis prohibition and extermination?
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Comment #1 posted by HempWorld on March 18, 2013 at 15:28:07 PT
"Marijuana remains an illegal drug under
federal law."Yes, and so does Hemp!This will probably remain this way, unless we get a real REVOLUTION!We are getting the run-around and have been since 1937, this is apparently never changing despite progress and some form of democracy at the state level.Marijuana is considered medicine but it is still illegal to possess AND it is still illegal to research it.This is unmatched by ANY OTHER DRUG!Go figure!
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