By Taxpayers Association of Oregon
House Bill 2089 would redirect funds in the Oregon Marijuana Account from marijuana taxes. Currently, most of the funds, once over $45 million, go towards the Drug Treatment and Recovery Services Fund. Under HB 2089 more would go back to local government.
KPIC reports, “the bill would allocate a little more money to the counties that could be used for county parks, new court buildings, Health and Human Services, the animal shelter, and the sheriff’s department.”
Sending more marijuana tax revenue to law enforcement is a much needed idea, but how does helping animal shelters and parks help the war on drugs?