Montana Activists Submit Measure To Legalize Marijuana In 2020

Montana Activists Submit Measure To Legalize Marijuana In 2020

Activists in Montana submitted a ballot initiative on Monday that seeks to legalize marijuana. New Approach Montana, the group behind the measure, also filed a separate proposed constitutional amendment that would allow a technical change to state law stipulating that only adults 21 and older could possess or purchase cannabis. “Montanans support legalizing marijuana and setting the minimum age at 21,” campaign spokesperson Pepper Petersen said in a press release. “Our initiatives will give voters the opportunity to approve those laws at the ballot box on Election Day.” “It’s time for Montana to stop wasting law enforcement resources that could be spent fighting more serious crime. We can shift marijuana out of the illicit market and into licensed, regulated, and tax-paying businesses,” Petersen said. “At the same time, we can create jobs and generate significant new revenue for the state.” “It was important to us that Montana entrepreneurs and businesses would be in a strong position to compete in the legalization market, and our initiative ensures that will be the case. We have every confidence that this uniquely Montanan approach to marijuana legalization, regulation, and taxation will gain widespread support at the ballot box in November.” The initiatives were hand-delivered…

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