Montana became the 14th state to legalize recreational cannabis when 58% of voters said in 2020.
From a bill that would put an end to the recreational cannabis market statewide to a measure seeking changes in permissible THC amounts in edibles, lawmakers at the 68th legislative session weighed in on a number of policy changes.
While some drastic measures like Senate Bill 546 from state Sen. Keith Regier (R), which sought to amend the state's marijuana retail market by "eliminating adult-use dispensaries" and banning recreational marijuana sales were tabled while others that could potentially bolster the industry are pending Gov. Greg Gianforte's approval, reported Montana Free Press.
Bills That Made The Cut
- House Bill 128, from Rep. Josh Kassmier (R) proposes changes to House Bill 701, the cannabis industry framework bill passed in 2021, by extending the existing 18-month moratorium on new cannabis business licenses to June 30, 2025. Under HB 701, only state-based medical …