Commission votes to put marijuana tax on 2022 ballot

Commissioners respond to legal ultimatum from Kallenberger family


Last updated 7/28/2022 at 7:30pm

The Hill County Commission voted for a resolution to put a 3 percent tax on recreational and medical marijuana on the ballot for the 2022 general election at their weekly business meeting Thursday.

The tax, which would take effect 90 days after the election should voters approve it, would impose a 3 percent sales tax on products sold by medical and recreational dispensaries in Hill County, what Hill County Commissioner Jake Strissel referred to as a “sin tax.”

Of the money generated from the tax 50 percent would be retained by Hill County, 45 percent would be apportioned to incorporat...

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