Legislative Priorities

  • Fight all efforts to increase state sales taxes on cannabis, and fight all efforts to allow localities to increase the rate at which cannabis sales are taxed locally

  • Promote a reduction of the current retail sales tax rate to increase the legal cannabis industry’s market share and decrease illicit sales.

  • Create allowance for public consumption venues or ‘lounges’, as well as an allowance for certain events to allow on-site cannabis consumption by adults

  • Fight to create fairness for cannabis businesses at all levels, where needless red tape adds cost to retailers and drives consumers to underground markets

  • Advocate for access to banking services through any means available, including lobbying state and federal policymakers for all possible solutions Change tax laws/rules/280E that prevent cannabis businesses from deducting most expenses (except CoG), disproportionately harming retailers

  • Develop a ‘low-income patient program’ through which we can ensure safe, legal, and subsidized medical marijuana for our state’s most vulnerable citizens

  • Fight to protect consumer’s rights, like prohibiting employers from requiring drug testing for legal substances as a condition of employment, expanding the types of products available to consumers, encouraging legal market participation, expansion of online and delivery services, and so much more!

"Our number one priority during the legislative session is to make sure law makers hear and understand the concerns of our members. If you have a policy idea or concern you would like to discuss, be sure to let us know!" - Casey Houlihan, Executive Director O.R.C.A.

 

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