There are two marijuana tax revenue streams: state and local. See below for details.
Q: How much are the taxes on recreational marijuana?
A: The legislature set the base tax rate at 17 percent, however, they made provisions under certain circumstances for cities and counties to add up to an additional 3 percent tax. The retailer can retain 2 percent of the tax to cover their expenses.
Q: Where will the tax money go?
A: Measure 91 provides distribution of revenue (17 percent) after costs to the following:
40 percent to Common School Fund
20 percent to Mental Health Alcoholism and Drug Services
15 percent to State Police
10 percent to Cities
10 percent to Counties for enforcement of the measure
5 percent to Oregon Health Authority for alcohol and drug abuse prevention
The City of Medford’s Budget Committee, which includes City Councilors, will determine how the local and portion of the state marijuana tax revenue will be spent.