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Oregon retailers pushing for interstate cannabis sales

  By Taxpayer Foundation of Oregon Oregon businesses growing and selling cannabis want the ability to sell their product to people in other states, but until the federal law changes making marijuana legal, Gov. Kate Brown says her hands are tied, according to the Portland Business Journal. Sixteen states and Washington, D.C., have legalized the…

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Bill helps turn hotels into homeless shelters

By Taxpayers Foundation of Oregon Oregon’s state senators in a 19-8 vote approved a bill to make it easier to convert hotels and motels into temporary shelters and affordable long-term housing for people who lost their homes in wildfires or other emergencies. The measure, already approved by the House, will go Gov. Kate Brown for…

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Has Oregon reached peak pot as sales decline?

By Taxpayer Association of Oregon, When the pandemic began, cannabis sales soared, but sales drops in the second half of 2020 prompted Oregon state economists for the first time in three years to reduce how much they think cannabis sales taxes will generate. The economic forecast predicts the 17 percent cannabis tax will add $301.6…

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