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Tax Passes


Last Tuesday, Nov. 7, a special election was held in Webster County. The ballot only had one question for citizens to answer.

“Shall the City of Marshfield, Missouri, impose a sales tax of three percent (3%) on all retail sales of adult use marijuana sold in the City of Marshfield, Missouri?”

In Seymour, voters were asked a similar question.

“Shall the City of Seymour, Missouri, impose an additional sales tax of three percent (3%) on the retail sales of adult use marijuana?”

The following are the unofficial results of the special election reported by the Webster County Clerk’s Office.

Marshfield had 200 voters in favor of the sales tax, while 40 were against it.

Seymour had 43 voters in favor and 20 against.

“The earliest it could be implemented is Apr. 1 of next year,” said Stan Whitehurst, County Clerk.

The reason for it not being implemented until then involves a lot of time and paperwork that both cities must go through. There is no impact on business currently since none in the county participate in selling marijuana.


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