US (MO): Carthage cannabis sales tax in voters hands

Carthage voters will decide whether the city adds a local tax on cannabis sales.

City council members approved a measure for the April ballot which addresses the issue. It would charge a 3% tax on retail sales of recreational cannabis in city limits.

That would be in addition to the 6% tax that state voters approved when they legalized recreational use last November. Right now, there’s one dispensary in Carthage that is currently licensed for medical cannabis sales.

But city leaders say that number could grow — and they want to be prepared if that leads to an expansion of city services.


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