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Jackson County's Special Election On A Pot Tax

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Tell people Election Day is less than a week away, and you'll get mostly blank stares. 

But it's true in Jackson County, which is voting on a measure to decide if marijuana should be taxed by the county. 

And it is not yet clear if the county would even have the power under the new Oregon marijuana law. 

Medical marijuana dispensary manager Michael Johnson joins us with his position.  As you'd expect, he's a no vote. 

Election Day--the day by which to return ballots--is March 10.

 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.