ST. LOUIS–With the legal sale of adult-use recreational marijuana set to begin next month, a handful of county and local municipalities are ready to ask voters in April for permission to collect a 3% sales tax on the product, as allowed under the constitutional amendment voters approved statewide in November.
The deadline to submit ballot language for the April 4, 2023 municipal election is Jan. 24 at 5pm.
Friday morning, the St. Louis City Board of Aldermen voted to put the question on the April ballot. Last night, the St. Charles County Council approved the same thing, joining O'Fallon and St. Peters, which will also have city marijuana tax questions on the ballot.
Tuesday night, St. Louis County Council members voted to put the measure to voters, as did lawmakers in Brentwood and Manchester. The item was on the agenda for Chesterfield’s City Council Tuesday but was tabled indefinitely.
In St. Louis County, Ballwin, Clayton, Crestwood, Creve Coeur, Brentwood, Ellisville, Ferguson, Florissant, Frontenac, Glendale, Flordell Hills, Hazelwood, Northwoods, Maryland Heights, Oakland, Olivette, Pacific, Richmond Heights, Shrewsbury, St. Ann, Sunset Hills, University City, Valley Park, Velda City, Warson Woods and Webster Groves have already approved putting marijuana sales tax questions on the ballot, as of late Friday afternoon.
Voters will be asked to approve the question countywide in Lincoln County and in the city of Winfield.