Jasper County voters head to the polls in April to decide what to do with taxes on medical marijuana.
Jasper County Clerk Charlie Davis says the legalization of recreational marijuana has required Missouri cities to decide how to proceed with its sales tax. Davis says Jasper County has a county-wide marijuana sales tax, with the cities of Joplin, Webb City, Carl Junction, and Carthage placing a measure on the April ballot to put a three percent sales tax for the sale of medical marijuana. If it passes, there could be a six percent increase in the sales tax, only for marijuana. Davis says that could be a big swing on a ballot issue that voters haven’t seen before.
Davis says the best time to get to know the candidates and issues on the ballots is now. The vote for this issue and others is set for Tuesday, April 4th.