New marijuana rules headed for Gov. Brown’s signature – lets local governments reverse prohibition on grows/sales
The Oregon Legislature has been doing double duty on refining laws governing growing marijuana, its sales and tax laws on the business end of it.
The new legislation that is on its way to Governor Brown for signing formally outlaws consumption of marijuana products while driving along with programs to discourage youth consumption of marijuana.
The new legislation also allows any city or county to change their minds about not allowing the growing or sales of marijuana within their jurisdictions. The new laws also allow cross-jurisdiction enforcement of marijuana laws between Native American tribes and regular law enforcement.
The new legislation also allows marijuana businesses, both medical and retail sales, to deduct certain business expenses as outlined under Section 280 of the federal Internal Revenue Service code when filing STATE income tax returns.
The new laws also make it illegal for any marijuana outlet to offer any marijuana sales transaction that discounts or gives away marijuana products in conjunction with the purchase of other marijuana products. No “Buy one bag of marijuana gummy bears, get one free!” Not allowed.
The new regulations were passed overwhelmingly in the House and Senate.