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Successful Cannabis Initiatives In Three States Face Legal Challenges

Prohibitionist forces in three states have filed lawsuits to block cannabis legalization initiatives that were approved by voters in this month’s election. Legalization measures appeared on the general election ballots in five states this year, and all were approved by a majority of voters. In Montana, 57% of voters approved Initiative 190, a measure to legalize recreational marijuana in the state. Attorneys for the group Wrong for Montana, which campaigned against the initiative, filed a suit claiming that the measure is unconstitutional because it allocates money from recreational cannabis taxes for specific purposes. Under the state constitution, appropriating money is […]

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Montana lawmakers reverse decision to ban flavored vapes

The Montana State Department of Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is reversing its earlier decision to implement a legislative proposal from late 2019 to ban the sales of all flavored vape products.  In late October 2019, Montana became the fourth state in the nation to place a temporary halt on flavored vapes sales after extreme political pressure from Governor Steve Bullock (D). Bullock told state health officials that cases of a strange, new lung disorder – later to be named EVALI by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – were escalating throughout the state at an “alarming […]

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The Long and Winding Road to Cannabis Legalization in Montana

In a victory that was a long time coming for cannabis advocates in Big Sky Country, Montana voters approved twin ballot measures mandating legalization and establishment of an adult-use market in the state last week.   Constitutional Initiative No. 118, which was approved by nearly 58%, amends the state constitution, allowing the Legislature to set a legal age for purchasing or possessing cannabis. This, in turn, permits the terms of Initiative 190, which passed by not quite 57%. This will allow those over the age of 21 to possess up to an ounce of cannabis or eight grams of cannabis concentrate. It also allows individuals […]

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Montana Legalization Opposition Plans Lawsuit

News By MRR Staff Posted on November 5, 2020 Parts of I-190 are scheduled to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2021 Montana voters have approved recreational marijuana, but the initiative that voters passed 57% to 43% still has a hurdle to clear. Wrong for Montana, the group that campaigned against the initiatives, plans to file a lawsuit in the Helena District Court to overturn I-190, alleging that the financial allocations proposed in the initiative go against the Montana Constitution. I-190 laid out some of the groundwork for legalizing recreational marijuana in Montana, like Department of Revenue-conducted inspections and regulations. […]

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New Jersey, Arizona, Montana, And South Dakota Voted To Legalize Recreational Cannabis – BuzzFeed News

Residents of New Jersey, Arizona, Montana, and South Dakota voted to legalize recreational use of cannabis on Tuesday. “We did it, New Jersey!” New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy tweeted. “Public Question #1 to legalize adult-use marijuana passed overwhelmingly tonight, a huge step forward for racial and social justice and our economy.” The amendment to the state constitution was expected to pass, with polls showing nearly 60% of New Jersey voters in support, according to NJ.com. Now it’s up to the state legislature and Cannabis Regulatory Commission to implement tax rules for cannabis sales and other details. In Arizona, the new […]

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Montana Legalizes Adult-Use Cannabis – Cannabis Dispensary

Editor’s note: Election results reported are projected, and subject to change. CBT/CD will update its election coverage as necessary to accommodate changing election results. New Jerseyans have voted to approve Public Question No. 1, which amends the state constitution to legalize cannabis for adults aged 21 and over, as well as the cultivation, processing and sale of recreational cannabis products, by a 67-33 margin, according to unofficial election results reported by the New York Times at 9:48 p.m. ET.  The ballot initiative does not spell out a regulatory framework of any kind. The Public Question No. 1 referendum comes after years of failed […]

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Montanans Vote YES on Marijuana Legalization

Voters in Montana have passed Initiative 190, which allows for the use, production and sale of marijuana by adults. Voters additionally passed Constitutional Initiative 118, which limits marijuana use to those ages 21 or older. Commenting on the vote outcome, NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri said: “This result illustrates that support for adult-use marijuana legalization extends across geographic and demographic lines. Marijuana legalization is not exclusively a ‘blue’ state issue, but an issue that is supported by a majority of all Americans — regardless of party politics. By approving these voter-initiated measures, Montana now joins the growing list of states […]

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