Rushville approves 3 percent cannabis sales tax

RUSHVILLE, Ill. (NEWS3) — Four months after Illinois legalized recreational marijuana, the city of Rushville is starting to jump onboard for possible revenue.

The Rushville City Council unanimously approved a three percent sales tax on cannabis products during Monday night’s city council meeting.

This is the first step the city has taken to make way for possible cannabis-related businesses.

Aldermen still must discuss allowing any dispensary to set up shop and potential zoning regulations.

Officials are unsure how much revenue the city would generate, but said all money would likely go into the city’s general fund.

Illinois legalized adult-use cannabis Jan. 1 for adults 21 and older to purchase and possess up to one ounce (30 grams) at a time.

Quincy and Canton are the nearest locations with cannabis dispensaries.

Illinois is the 11th state to legalize marijuana.