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La Pine repeals marijuana dispensary tax

December 10, 2015

The Bulletin

December 10, 2015

by Ted Shorack

The City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to repeal a sales tax on medical marijuana dispensaries with a lawsuit looming from one of the businesses within the city. Green Knottz, a dispensary in La Pine, filed suit against the city Dec. 2, stating that the 5 percent tax couldn’t be enforced because it doesn’t comply with state law.

Leland Berger, a Portland attorney representing the dispensary, said the decision by the La Pine City Council effectively makes the suit now unnecessary. His clients, dispensary owners Don and Randy Huff, will likely choose to have the suit dismissed.

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