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Local voters approve marijuana excise tax

Residents of Gallatin Valley voted last week to approve a 3% local-option excise tax for both medical and non-medical marijuana and marijuana products.

In results from the Gallatin County Election Department, the non-medical excise tax passed by a vote of 13,803 to 10,643. 77.49% of the voters were in favor of the excise tax for non-medical marijuana and products. 19,062 Gallatin County voted for the tax, and 5,5537 voted no.

According to the county elections department, House Bill 701 passed in 2021 guides how Montana's recreational marijuana program will be implemented and managed, incl...

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