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Oregon collects $25 million in marijuana tax payments

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This chart shows how tax revenue from recreational marijuana is distributed (Source: KPTV) This chart shows how tax revenue from recreational marijuana is distributed (Source: KPTV)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

The Oregon Department of Revenue has collected more than $25 million in marijuana tax payments so far this year.

The figures were released Monday for taxes collected as of July 31.

Medical marijuana dispensaries started collecting a 25 percent tax on recreational marijuana sales in January.

Second quarter returns for dispensaries were due Aug. 1.

Any dispensary that collected taxes on the sale of recreational marijuana products is required to file a quarterly return.

Oregon voters approved marijuana tax revenue distributions through Measure 91 in 2014.

The total revenue, after administrative expenses and OLCC's liquor fund loan are repaid, will go toward:

  • 40 percent to the Common School Fund.
  • 20 percent to mental health, alcoholism and drug services.
  • 15 percent to the Oregon State Police.
  • 10 percent to cities for local law enforcement.
  • 10 percent to counties for local law enforcement.
  • 5 percent to the Oregon Health Authority for alcohol and drug abuse prevention and early intervention and treatment services.

City and county disbursements will depend on the number of OLCC licenses issued to facilities in that area.

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