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Marijuana excise tax on assembly's radar


The assembly held its first reading of an ordinance amending borough code by imposing excise taxes on marijuana businesses within the borough.

According to borough manager Stephen Giesbrecht, the assembly can elect to implement an excise tax on marijuana products, and that doesn’t need to be voted on. However, any additional taxes on licensed facilities would need to be voted on.

Local resident Marj Oines took the time to speak on the potential excise tax at the meeting, during public comments. Oines noted any funds from an excise tax would go into the borough’s Property Development F...

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