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By Sean C. Morgan
The New Era 

City receives first revenue from marijuana tax: $27,302


November 1, 2017

The City of Sweet Home has received $27,302.46 in marijuana taxes through the state’s revenue sharing program, according to Finance Director Pat Gray.

The first distributions of state marijuana tax revenues totaling nearly $85 million have been disbursed to the State School Fund; the Mental Health, Alcoholism, and Drug Services Account; the Oregon State Police; the Oregon Health Authority; and Oregon’s cities and counties. All distributions were made earlier this month.

Between Jan. 4, 2016 and Aug. 31, 2017, the Department of Revenue collected $108.6 million in state and local marijuan...

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