Montana Lawmakers Consider Sales Tax on Medicinal Marijuana

Montana lawmakers consider sales tax on medicinal marijuana

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana lawmakers are considering a 6 percent sales tax on medical marijuana.

But opponents told the House Taxation Committee that the tax would be a hardship on many of the nearly 12,000 registered medical marijuana users in Montana.

The tax could raise about $1.1 million a year, with the bulk going to the state’s general fund. Some money would be used for an armored car and security guard to collect the taxes directly from dispensaries.

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