15 Oregon towns vote to reverse rec cannabis bans; new taxes set

Fifteen Oregon localities have voted to opt back in to allowing recreational marijuana, overturning bans on cannabis sales or MJ businesses, election results show.

According to the Oregonian, voters in 60 communities considered ballot initiatives that basically asked residents to determine whether recreational or medical cannabis should be permitted.

The newspaper said most cities and counties approved bans although some rejected them. In 2014, when Oregon voters legalized recreational cannabis, about 100 towns and counties declined to follow the rest of the state.

The Oregonian also reported that more than 100 communities were moving toward slapping additional local taxes on rec cannabis sales, including Portland.