After Oregon legalized recreational marijuana, Pendleton City Officials estimated the tax revenues from the pot industry would be worth about $25K for the city in 2018.
That actually was way short. In what turned out to be a shockingly 'pleasant' surprise, the city took in over $200K, more than the tax revenue from alcohol and tobacco, according to the East Oregonian...
According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials, over a quarter of Umatilla County tobacco-cigarette dealers failed when it came to properly asking for ID of potential customers, and sold tobacco to those under 18. This could lead to some significant changes.
Wednesday, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced a plan to raise the minimum smoking age in our state from 18 to 21. Ferguson cannot himself propose legislation but apparently has legislators who have created a bill at his request.