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Three Montana counties approve local taxes on recreational marijuana

A pile of marijuana buds.

Preliminary election results show three Montana counties have approved local excise taxes on recreational marijuana.

Missoula, Park and Yellowstone counties each approved a 3% local tax on recreational marijuana, according to the unofficial results.

The local option tax on recreational sales will be on top of a state-mandated 20% tax.

Park and Yellowstone counties also appear to have approved a tax increase on medical marijuana, and Missoula narrowly rejected that increase.

Corin Cates-Carney manages MTPR’s daily and long-term news projects. After spending more than five years living and reporting across Western and Central Montana, he became news director in early 2020.
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