Festus recreational marijuana sales tax issue

(Festus) Festus residents will decide if a three-cent tax will be imposed on the sale of recreational marijuana in the city limits. Festus City Administrator Greg Camp says this tax would be added to the Missouri state sales tax that will be charged.

Camp says the additional monies would simply be used for streets maintenance and emergency services.

The Festus city tax on recreational marijuana sales will need a simple majority to pass in the April election. Preliminary data has predicted the city to generate an additional 150 thousand dollars from the sales tax.