Montana Lawmaker Drops Plan To Undo Marijuana Ballot Measure Following Strong Vote

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A Montana lawmaker says he is postponing his plan to undo the state’s successful marijuana legalization initiative, pointing to the ballot measure’s strong passage at the polls on Tuesday. About a week before Election Day, state Rep. Derek Skees (R) had requested a bill be drafted that would have repealed the legalization measure, Initiative 190. But after 57 percent of voters cast ballots in favor of cannabis legalization, according to results available Thursday morning, Skees says he’ll lay off the plan to reverse it for now. “The only branch of government in this state dumb enough to overturn citizens’ initiative is the [state] Supreme Court, which has done it repeatedly,” Skees told NBC Montana on Wednesday. Seeking to overturn the marijuana vote through the legislature, he added, would’ve made sense only if the outcome were tighter. “Say 51 percent,” Skees said, “then that bill would’ve been a good idea, because then it would’ve allowed us to say, ‘Well, listen, Montanans are a little confused on this. Not everybody was really for it.’” While Skees, an incumbent who ran unopposed in this week’s election, indicated he won’t pursue the repeal immediately, NBC Montana reported that the lawmaker wants keep the option…

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