Recreational Marijuana Sales OKed by Carbondale City Council Tuesday

Recreational Marijuana Sales OKed by Carbondale City Council Tuesday

Tuesday night’s Carbondale City Council board meeting resulted in the approval of recreational marijuana sales in the city by a vote of six to one.

The ordinance begins Oct. 1, 2020, which includes rights to possess marijuana and build dispensaries within city limits.

A two-percent sales tax was also approved by the council, and businesses selling marijuana will pay a Municipal Cannabis Retailers’ Occupation Tax, as a result of the Title Seven amendment by adding Chapter Fourteen.

Medical marijuana sales are not included with the sales tax collection by the city.