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Adams County Board could vote soon on cannabis opt-in

Adams County Board could vote soon on cannabis opt-in

4 months, 1 week ago by Scott Hardy

Finance Committee Chair Bret Austin comes out in favor

The Adams County Board could vote within the next month on whether the County will opt-in to allow sales of adult-use cannabis starting this January. Scott Hardy has more.

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That's according to Finance Committee Chairman Bret Austin, who made the prediction after Tuesday night's meeting. Austin also stated what he hopes the County Board will decide to do.

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If the County does opt in, it can collect a maximum 3.75 per cent tax on any cannabis sales in unincorporated areas. If the Quincy City Council votes to opt in, the city would collect a 3 per cent tax, and the county would then collect .75 per cent. Austin says that the process to start selling cannabis will take some time.

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Quincy has one medical cannabis dispensary, Herbal Remedies, which has been open since 2015. The County Board also learned that the section of the new Adams County Jail complex that will house the Sheriff's Office and the Quincy Police Department should be completed by September. The entire Jail should be completed by late November.

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