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How High? Gallatin County Voters to Decide on Local Marijuana Tax


The sale of recreational cannabis was officially legalized in Montana on January 1, and the state already imposes a 20% tax on recreational cannabis. Medical patients are required to pay a 4% tax.

the Gallatin County Commission recently announced that two local marijuana taxes will be added to the ballot in the primary elections this year.

The two questions below will be added to the June 7 ballot and Gallatin County voters will decide whether or not local taxes are approved in the county.

  • A 3% local option sales tax on all non-medical (recreational) marijuana products sold in Gallatin County.
  • A 3% local option sales tax on all medical marijuana products sold in Gallatin County.

If approved, recreational and medical customers will pay a little more for cannabis products at county dispensaries. State law does not allow county governments to impose similar taxes on any other product.

In November 2020, voters in Montana passed the Measure 190 Initiative. The initiative passed in Gallatin County with 65.6% of the vote.

This is a truly unique brand new feature in state law and is why we have this opportunity to ask this question in front of voters. We are not making this decision on behalf of voters. Voters have the right to weigh in.

said Gallatin County Commissioner Zach Brown.

If Gallatin County voters approved a local marijuana tax, 50% of the tax is to be retained by the county, 45% split among cities and towns in the county based on…

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The sale of recreational cannabis was officially legalized in Montana on January 1, and the state already imposes a 20% tax on recreational cannabis. Medical patients are required to pay a 4% tax.

the Gallatin County Commission recently announced that two local marijuana taxes will be added to the ballot in the primary elections this year.

The two questions below will be added to the June 7 ballot and Gallatin County voters will decide whether or not local taxes are approved in the county.

  • A 3% local option sales tax on all non-medical (recreational) marijuana products sold in Gallatin County.
  • A 3% local option sales tax on all medical marijuana products sold in Gallatin County.

If approved, recreational and medical customers will pay a little more for cannabis products at county dispensaries. State law does not allow county governments to impose similar taxes on any other product.

In November 2020, voters in Montana passed the Measure 190 Initiative. The initiative passed in Gallatin County with 65.6% of the vote.

This is a truly unique brand new feature in state law and is why we have this opportunity to ask this question in front of voters. We are not making this decision on behalf of voters. Voters have the right to weigh in.

said Gallatin County Commissioner Zach Brown.

If Gallatin County voters approved a local marijuana tax, 50% of the tax is to be retained by the county, 45% split among cities and towns in the county based on…

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