First Marijuana Tax Revenue Distribution

The first distributions of state marijuana tax revenues, totaling nearly $85 million, are on their way to the State School Fund; the Mental Health, Alcoholism, and Drug Services Account; Oregon State Police; the Oregon Health Authority; and Oregon’s cities and counties. All distributions will be complete by October 12th.
Between January 4th, 2016 and August 31st, 2017, the Department of Revenue collected $108.6 million in state and local marijuana taxes, of which $94.55 million was state marijuana taxes eligible for distribution. Of the revenue eligible for distribution, $9.56 million went to transfers required under Senate Bills 1057 and 1597, repaying the Oregon Liquor Control Commission’s start-up costs and covering administrative costs for the Department of Revenue. The remaining $85 million was distributed based on the recipients and formulas provided in House Bill 3470.
Oregon’s cities and counties will receive a total of $17 million. For more information about state and local recreational marijuana taxes, visit or call 503-947-2597 or email at For questions about licensing for recreational marijuana retailers, visit the Oregon Liquor Control Commission’s website at

This entry was posted on Thursday, October 12th, 2017 and is filed under Local News, State News.