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Springfield Marijuana Tax on Aug 8 Ballot

There is only one issue on the ballot today in Greene County and it is only for Springfield residents.

Voters in Springfield will be asked whether the city should impose an additional three percent sales tax on the retail sale of recreational marijuana.

Mayor Ken McClure says the tax would generate an estimated 1.8 million dollars for the city.

The money from the tax would be used for public safety, mental health services, housing, and substance abuse services.

Springfield is the largest Missouri city without a three percent tax on recreational marijuana.