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Commission to vote on putting marijuana tax on the ballot


Last updated 7/26/2022 at 7:16pm

The Hill County Commission will be voting Thursday on whether or not to put a 3 percent tax on medical and recreational marijuana products from Hill County dispensaries on the general election ballot this year.

Hill County Commissioner Jake Strissel said 3 percent is the maximum allowable tax by the state and wanted to stress that it is a tax that only users would be paying.

Strissel said this a “sin tax,” effectively a sales tax on a specific item, so if someone isn’t using the substance they will not be paying anything.

He said he feels there’s been some miscommunication on how...

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