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Deschutes County is suing the State Dept. of Revenue over tax revenue tied to the sale of marijuana.  Last month, voters nixed any new marijuana businesses from operating in the county, but county officials say that has nothing to do with tax-paying marijuana businesses that were already here. The lawsuit is attempting to recoup sales tax revenue dating back to August of 2019, when the County Commissioners placed a moratorium on approving new marijuana growing and production facilities.  County officials are also asking the state to account for the taxes that have been collected from the marijuana businesses that were operating in the county before the moratorium.  The county is awaiting a formal response from the state.

 

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