A trio of marijuana-related campaigns – two in favor of legalization and one against – are scrambling to get the requisite number of signatures in advance of a June 17 deadline for putting the issue on the November ballot.
One, spearheaded by the anti-cannabis Safe Montana, would repeal the state’s medical marijuana law, which voters approved in 2004.
Of the two pro-marijuana measures, the one that looks the most likely to make the ballot would essentially reverse the state Supreme Court ruling from February that dealt a death blow to the MMJ dispensary industry. The campaign has been led by the Montana Cannabis Industry Association, which has contributed nearly $100,000 to the push, according to the Billings Gazette.
The third, which is something of a longshot, would legalize adult-use marijuana in Montana – if the lone backer can somehow gather tens of thousands of signatures in the next week and a half.
Any of the three, however, could have a major impact on Montana’s cannabis industry.