Ballot initiatives seek to legalize recreational marijuana
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Two groups are working on ballot initiatives seeking to legalize and tax recreational marijuana in Montana.
One group, MontanaCan, submitted proposed ballot language to the secretary of state’s office on June 28. The Legislative Services Division is reviewing the language.
The Missoulian reports another group, Coalition 406, is still surveying people and holding focus groups as it drafts its proposed ballot language.
The organizations would have to gather about 25,000 signatures to qualify the issue for the November 2020 ballot.
Both measures call for using the tracking, testing and regulation of the state’s medical marijuana program, taxing recreational marijuana at about 15 percent and reducing or eliminating the tax on medical marijuana.
Information from: Missoulian, http://www.missoulian.com