2020 Ballot Initiatives Would Legalize Adult Use in Montana
Two ballot initiatives were submitted to state officials in Montana by New Approach Montana today. According to a post on InvestorIdeas.com, one would make the legal age to purchase and possess marijuana in Montana 21. This initiative would establish a regulatory framework for the cultivation and sale of cannabis in the state. The second initiative would create a constitutional amendment, legalizing marijuana consumption for those 21 and over.
A spokesperson for New Approach Montana, Pepper Petersen, is quoted in the article as saying, “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.”
The review process to get these initiatives on the ballot involves the Secretary of State, the Legislative Services Division, the Attorney General, and the Montana Governor’s budget director.