By BOBBY CAINA CALVAN, Associated Press
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana lawmakers are considering a 6 percent sales tax on medical marijuana.
But opponents told the House Taxation Committee that the tax would be a hardship on many of the nearly 12,000 registered medical marijuana users in Montana.
The tax could raise about $1.1 million a year, with the bulk going to the state's general fund. Some money would be used for an armored car and security guard to collect the taxes directly from dispensaries.