SEVERAL BILLS, RELATED TO MARIJUANA, ARE NOW BEING INTRODUCED TO THE OREGON LEGISLATURE. ONE OF THOSE AIMS TO TAX THE PRODUCTION OF MARIJUANA. HB 2382 WOULD DO JUST THAT. THE DAILY COURIER SAYS THAT THE TAX COULD HIT GROWERS FOR UP TO 40 GRAND A YEAR. BUT IT COULD BRING IN MILLIONS TO THE COUNTY. JACKSON AND JOSEPHINE COUNTY HAVE THE MOST GROWERS IN THE STATE.

IN THE MEANTIME, OTHER BILLS WOULD ALLOW THINGS LIKE POT LOUNGES, EXPORTING TO NEIGHBORING STATES, AND ANOTHER WOULD DIRECT THE COURTS TO PUT ASIDE PAST MISDEMEANOR CONVICTIONS, RELATED TO THE SUBSTANCE.