Deschutes County files complaint over marijuana tax revenue

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A county in Central Oregon has filed a complaint against state departments over marijuana tax revenue the county believes it should be paid, despite its moratorium on marijuana processing and growing facilities. The Bulletin reports the county’s legal department filed a complaint recently in state tax court against the Oregon Department of Revenue, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission and Department of Administrative Services. It’s an effort to change how the state interprets a statute that controls how marijuana tax revenue is distributed. Marijuana tax revenue has not been paid to the county since the Deschutes County Commission decided to place a moratorium on approving new marijuana processing and producing facilities in August 2019.