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Posted on: February 22, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Proposition M on the April 4 Ballot

Proposition M 2023

On April 4, Brentwood voters will be asked to decide on Proposition M, an additional 3% sales tax on adult-use (recreational) marijuana. 

The language on the ballot will read as follows:

"Shall the City of Brentwood be authorized to impose an additional sales tax in an amount not to exceed three percent on all tangible personal property retail sales of adult-use marijuana sold in the City?"

 A "YES" vote will impose a three percent (3%) sales tax on adult-use, recreational marijuana purchases made within Brentwood. 

A "NO" vote will not impose a 3% sales tax on adult-use, recreational marijuana purchases made within Brentwood.


This is for adult-use (recreational) marijuana. 

On November 8, 2022, Missouri voters approved an amendment to the Missouri Constitution relating to the legalization, regulation, and taxation of marijuana. The Missouri Constitution allows municipalities to impose an additional sales tax of up to 3% on retail sales of adult-use marijuana with voter approval. 

Medical marijuana retail sales are exempt from the proposed tax.

At this time, there are no adult-use marijuana dispensaries in the City of Brentwood. If a majority of Brentwood voters approve Proposition M, this approval would allow the City of Brentwood to collect the additional sales tax from adult-use marijuana dispensaries if any such dispensaries are established in Brentwood in the future.

St. Louis County’s Proposition M: The County’s proposition does NOT apply within Brentwood city limits, only to recreational marijuana sales within unincorporated St. Louis County.


This information was prepared and paid for by the City of Brentwood, Mayor David A. Dimmitt, 2348 S. Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood, MO 63144. This information is intended solely to educate and inform residents about a question that will be before voters. It is not intended to advocate, support or oppose the passage or defeat of the measure. Each voter should vote for or against the question based on his, her, or their own judgment.

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