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WIRE: Oregon collects $25.5 million in marijuana tax revenue in first half of 2016

Salem, OR — As of July 31, the Department of Revenue has processed $25.5 million in marijuana tax payments this year. Medical marijuana dispensaries started collecting a 25-percent tax on their recreational marijuana sales in January.

Dispensaries’ second quarter returns were due August 1, 2016. Any dispensary that collected taxes on the sale of recreational marijuana products is required to file a quarterly return. Dispensaries can be penalized for failing to file these returns in a timely manner. The quarterly return form and instructions are available at If dispensaries have any questions about filling out the form or their filing obligation, they can contact the Marijuana Tax Program at (503) 947-2597 or

Visit to get tax forms, check the status of your refund, or make tax payments; or call 1 (800) 356-4222 toll-free from an Oregon prefix (English or Spanish); (503) 378-4988 in Salem and outside Oregon; or email, For TTY (hearing or speech impaired), call 1 (800) 886-7204.

Media contact:
Joy Krawczyk, Public Information Officer
(503) 945-7796

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