Montana County Officials Say Marijuana Legalization Measures Will Qualify For State Ballot, Campaign Confirms

Montana County Officials Say Marijuana Legalization Measures Will Qualify For State Ballot, Campaign Confirms

Montana marijuana activists said on Friday that official county-level data shows they’ve collected enough valid signatures to qualify two legalization measures for the November ballot. Despite signature gathering setbacks caused by the coronavirus pandemic, New Approach Montana says its revised petitioning strategy paid off and they managed to amass enough valid submissions for both their statutory cannabis legalization measure and a separate constitutional amendment that would make a technical change stipulating that only those 21 and older could participate in the market. That’s based on both county-level signature validation data the campaign reviewed as well as their own verification process. The statutory measure to establish a regulated cannabis market for adult use in the state required about 25,000 signatures in order to qualify, and the group said 33,000 have been verified. The separate constitutional amendment the group backed required 51,000 valid signatures—and the campaign said they have 52,860 verified. Pepper Petersen, spokesperson for New Approach Montana, told Marijuana Moment that the campaign is “really excited that we’ve seen such a broad support for the policies in Montana for this change.” “Every single legislative district submitted signatures for this drive, all 56 counties, every little small town, people contributed signatures to this in Montana. We think that shows a huge level of support out here, and we’re excited going forward,” he said. “We’re confident that people are going to support this at the ballot as much as they did in the signature gathering process.” While social distancing and shelter-in-place orders forced…

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