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Voters to decide local pot measures

Some would impose local tax, others would continue ban on retail sales.

Although marijuana is not on Oregon’s statewide ballot for the first time in four election cycles, many metro area voters will decide the fate of 29 marijuana-related measures in the Nov. 8 general election.

Some voters, particularly in Portland and Clackamas County, will decide whether to impose a 3 percent local tax on top of the statewide tax on retail sales of marijuana for recreational use.

Some voters will decide whether to keep current city bans on retail sales and related facilities.

Voters in five cities — Canby, Gladstone, Oregon City, Sandy and Sherwood — will decide both types of measures. If voters uphold the bans on retail sales, the added local tax would not take effect even if voters approve.

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