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Ellisville exploring medical cannabis legalization to help sagging revenue

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ELLISVILLE, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- Ellisville is exploring the legalization of medical cannabis.The city is looking into the option for potential revenue generation after a shortfall in sales tax revenue this year.

The city council has asked city staff to consider greenhouse growing applications and possible options for retail dispensaries.

Right now the plan is the early stages.

“One of our council members brought forward this idea as a way to increase revenue,” said Ellisville Mayor pro tem Dan Duffy. “This city is simply trying to be proactive at this stage. We are exploring a large number of ways to increase revenue and this is one of them."

If the plan moves forward it could end up on the November ballot.

City officials said they plan to have two public hearings on the issue.

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