Oregon State Lawmakers Propose Legalizing and Taxing Marijuana

, Posted: Tue, March 19 2013 at 7:58 AM, Updated: Tue, March 19 2013 at 8:00 AM

In Salem, state lawmakers are looking to stash some extra funds by legalizing and taxing marijuana.

House bill 33-71 would allow the production, processing and sale of marijuana in Oregon.

Growers 21 years and older could keep up to 6 plants and 24 ounces of marijuana at a time... the same rules under the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act. 

Producers would be taxed $35 per ounce, which would be dispersed from a "cannabis tax account," to Oregon State Police, the General Fund, and schools.

The bill is scheduled for an April 2nd hearing.

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