Cannabis Trade Group Suing St. Louis County And Missouri Over ‘Double-Taxing’

(Missourinet) St. Louis County is being sued by a business group over the taxes being levied on marijuana sales. Amendment 3 allows local governments to levy a 3-percent tax on cannabis sales in addition to the state sales tax.

Jack Cardetti with Mo-Cann-Trade says St. Louis County is only supposed to levy the tax in unincorporated areas, not in cities and towns within its borders.

Cardetti says several counties are double-taxing marijuana customers, but so far Mo-Cann-Trade is only suing St. Louis County and the state of Missouri for collecting the disputed revenues. When asked for a comment, a Revenue Department spokesperson said they “don’t comment on pending litigation.”

Meanwhile, a cannabis dispensary in northwest Missouri’s St. Joseph is suing Buchanan County for alleged double taxing.