• Vote April 4th
Official Ballot Language
"Shall the City of O’Fallon be authorized to impose an additional three percent sales tax on all tangible personal property retail sales of non-medical adult use marijuana sold in the city?"
Important Information for Voters
What is Proposition M?
Also known as the "Adult Use Tax," Proposition M will draw revenue from the sale of cannabis products in the City of O'Fallon to pay for city services. Proposition M would authorize the City of O’Fallon to enact an additional three percent (3%) sales tax on recreational use marijuana.
In November 2022, Missouri voters enacted an amendment to the Missouri Constitution relating to the legalization, regulation, and taxation of marijuana. That Amendment authorized the submission of Proposition M so O’Fallon voters could have an opportunity to fulfill the constitutional amendment’s authority for this separate local tax on non-medical marijuana sales in the city limits of O’Fallon.
What will the funds be used for?
Revenue from Proposition M will go into the City's General Fund which is used by city services such as:
- Public Safety
- Parks and Recreation
- Tourism and Festivals
- and more
Would this 3% tax apply to marijuana purchased for medical use?
No. The tax would only apply to recreational use marijuana.
How will marijuana dispensaries determine if a purchase is for medical or recreational use?
In Missouri, any adult over the age of 21 can purchase recreational marijuana from a licensed vendor. Only those with a medical marijuana ID card or caregiver ID card can purchase marijuana for medical purposes. To learn more about medical cannabis regulation in Missouri, please visit the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services.
Will other cities have this on their ballot?
Yes. Over one hundred municipalities in Missouri have recreational marijuana sales tax on their ballots. Missouri voters enacted an amendment to the Missouri Constitution relating to the legalization, regulation, and taxation of marijuana. That Amendment authorizes the submission of Proposition M to municipalities in the state of Missouri.
Does St. Charles County also have recreational marijuana sales tax on the April 4 ballot?
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