Tuesday, April 4, 2023 is the General Municipal Election in St. Louis County. Crestwood residents will have the opportunity to vote on Proposition M, a proposal to impose a three percent sales tax on the adult use of marijuana purchased within the City of Crestwood. A simple majority is required to pass the measure. The Official Ballot Language is listed below:
Official Ballot Language
‘‘Shall the City of Crestwood impose a sales tax of three percent (3.0%) on the sale of adult use marijuana within the City of Crestwood to provide funding for the City’s police department, fire department, infrastructure, and other City needs?’’
This proposal comes after Missouri voters in November approved an amendment to Article XIV of the Missouri Constitution allowing for the sale of recreational marijuana, effective December 8, 2022. The approved Amendment 3 authorizes a city to impose an additional sales tax of up to three percent on the retail purchase of recreational marijuana, upon approval of the majority of qualified voters in such city. Currently, all sales tax on recreational marijuana goes to the State of Missouri’s programs, with none of the money staying locally in the City of Crestwood.
If approved by a majority of qualified voters, Section 25-26 of the City Code will be amended and collection of said sales tax will be distributed to the City, starting in late 2023.
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