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Council places tax marijuana on Sweet Home ballot for November


August 2, 2016

The Sweet Home City Council held the first two readings of two ordinances that will refer a tax on marijuana to Sweet Home voters on Nov. 8.

Under state law, a city or county can tax marijuana up to 3 percent if it is legal in that city or county.

City Attorney Robert Snyder was uncertain whether that included medical marijuana.

The state law that authorizes the tax appears in a section on recreational marijuana, he told the council Monday night in a special session, and he would find out more before the council holds its third reading and makes a decision on the ordinances on Aug. 9 at...

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