Public meetings are every Tuesday at 7 pm at our Office. Our address is 2580 NE Stephens St, Roseburg. Up the stairs on the 2nd floor by the 420 club.
9/6 – Currently, our nonprofit organization is working tirelessly on getting the word out on our county’s ban on all OLCC licensed businesses in the unincorporated areas of Douglas County. Hopefully, you were able to get some good information from our booth about these bans, and are letting people know that we have to overturn them!
There are so many opportunities in our area to create a great number of jobs and revenue for Douglas County. Those of us who live, love, and work here know we desperately need more places for employment, and certainly more money flowing into the county! And while most of us wouldn’t argue that fact, it’s astonishing to find out how few people even knew there was such a thing to vote on this November.
The Umpqua Cannabis Association (UCA) has many things planned in the near future to spread the word on voting YES on Measure 10-143 (concerning recreational businesses in unincorporated Douglas County) and YES on Measure 10-144 (concerning medical businesses in unincorporated Douglas County). We will be having weekly public meetings at our office, which is located in the same building as 420 Club and Kid Cents. Our address is 2580 NE Stephens St, Roseburg. The public meetings are every Tuesday at 7 pm. Currently, our office hours are Monday 12-5 and Thursday 11-4. We have yard signs to promote our YES votes. They are available at our office, and we’ll be getting some out to the local dispensaries soon!
Please also note that there are other city measures on our voting ballots this November. Measure 10-146 is a vote on a 3% tax on recreational sales in the city of Roseburg. 10-147 is a 3% tax for recreational sales in the city of Myrtle Creek. 10-148 is to allow medical businesses in Canyonville. 10-149 is to allow recreational businesses in Canyonville. 10-151 is a 3% tax on recreational sales in the city of Drain.
It is important to know that, later this year when the OLCC begins to work with the recreational cannabis market, the current 25% tax will decrease to 17%. Cities, such as the above mentioned, will have the opportunity to add the additional 3% tax, which will directly benefit the city in which it is paid.
There are so many issues for our community to be aware of and stay focused on right now! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the UCA through either our Facebook page or via email. To make a donation to help us overturn the ban, or just to support our cause, click on the ‘Membership’ tab on our website, and scroll down to the ‘one time donate’ option. Together, we will reverse these unnecessary bans, and help make cannabis a profitable and commonplace industry in the magnificent Umpqua Valley!
Thank you for your time…we’ll be sure to keep you posted on new events and issues!
-Umpqua Cannabis Association