Letter to the Editor - Why put a sin tax on medicine?

 

Last updated 8/19/2022 at 11:33am



Editor,

The Hill County Commission has decided to put a 3 percent sin tax for medical and recreational marijuana use on the upcoming ballot. I have no problem with a sin tax on recreational marijuana just like tobacco and alcohol. I just can’t figure how in good conscious the commission can single out people suffering from cancer, PTSD and many other ailments and say their prescription drug should have an additional tax added to it. Aren’t they suffering and paying enough already? Voters in Montana approved marijuana as a valid medical treatment in 2004 and again in 2016. I realize no...



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