SISTERS, OR -- Sisters City Councilors voted Wednesday to send two marijuana issues to the November ballot. One would allow recreational and medical marijuana-related businesses inside the city; the other would impose a 3% tax on those sales.
Sisters City Manager Brant Kucera says it's not a decision that should be made by a few, "The reason it's going on the ballot is because we've heard an even split in opinion on this, and it's one of those places where I think council felt strongly enough that they actually want to hear from the voters, rather than making that decision for themselves."
Kucera tells KBND News he believes most voters are still looking for information, "I think a lot of people are just interested in being educated before they make up their minds. And, I think that law enforcement plays a valuable role, so I think people definitely respect what the Deschutes County Sheriff has to say about it, and I think there's that group that has not made up their minds about this." While he's not sure how Sisters' vote will go, he expects the city will follow the lead of others in the region, "Many of the communities around the area have put it out to the voters; the voters approved. Nationally, you're starting to see a very, very favorable trend. So, I'm going out on a little bit of a limb, but it's trending towards allowing the sale of marijuana, right now."