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Lake County voters supporting proposed marijuana taxes

Posted at 10:09 AM, Jun 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-08 13:00:31-04

POLSON - The proposed marijuana taxes that went before Lake County voters in Tuesday’s election have apparently both passed.

The first — which imposes a 3% tax on recreational marijuana and products sold within the county — was passing by a 79%-to-21% margin on Wednesday morning.

The other marijuana tax request was a little closer.

Lake County asked residents if a 3% option excise tax should be imposed on medical marijuana and related products sold within the county. That measure was passing by a 52%-to-48% margin on Wednesday morning.

Polson City Manager Ed Meece previously told MTN News that 50% of revenue from an approved tax would go to the county, 5% to the Montana Department of Revenue, and the remaining 45% would be divided between Polson, Ronan, and Saint Ignatius based on population.

He added the tax would be a significant revenue source for the City of Polson’s general fund.

Click here to view the latest (unofficial) voting results from the June 7, 2022, election.