Lawrence County April Election

March 13, 2023

Lawrence County Commission is letting voters decide whether the county should collect a 3% sales tax on purchases of recreational marijuana within the county.

When voters approved Amendment 3 last November legalizing the sale of marijuana in Missouri, they also approved a provision within that Amendment allowing governing bodies to impose a sales tax on the retail sale of adult use marijuana. However, county governments must take the extra step of holding an election before collecting the tax.

The issue will be on the ballot April 4.

Ballot language: “Shall Lawrence County, Missouri impose a countywide sales tax of three percent (3%) on all tangible personal property retail sales of adult use marijuana sold in Lawrence County, Missouri?”


Lawrence County Commission, 417-466-3666

Lawrence County Clerk, 417-466-2638