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Montana marijuana advocates look to Colorado, Washington,
    #645633 - 11/12/12 06:24 PM (4 years, 26 days ago)

Hell yea. If we keep moving in this direction weed will be legal in no time.



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By MATT VOLZ Associated Press Sunday, November 11, 2012 8:30 pm

HELENA – Medical marijuana advocates are looking for a silver lining after being rebuffed by Montana voters, and they think they may have found it over Colorado and Washington.

Rejected at the ballot box in an attempt to overturn a state law that restricts the use and distribution of medical marijuana, Montana organizers are looking to those two states as templates for passing even broader initiatives that would legalize recreational use of the drug.

“In a libertarian state like Montana, we think we have a good shot at being one of the early states in ending the nightmare,” said Bob Brigham, the campaign manager for the effort to repeal restrictions on medical marijuana. “The prohibition on marijuana has become indefensible. We’re wasting millions of dollars and it’s a giant waste of time for everybody.”

Colorado and Washington voters on Tuesday passed separate initiatives that remove criminal penalties for adults over 21 with small amounts of the drug. The states plan to tax pot sales, but it would depend on federal authorities who classify marijuana as a Schedule I drug.

Brigham said Montana advocates are studying the paths those two states took toward legalization and are also considering re-filing a proposed constitutional initiative that missed the filing deadline for signatures for this election.

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Placing a constitutional question on the 2014 ballot would require more signatures than a ballot question like those approved by Washington and Colorado voters, but writing marijuana legalization into the Montana Constitution would prevent the Legislature from nullifying it later, Brigham said.

“Although we’ve had medical marijuana as long as they have, they’ve never had to worry about the Legislature overturning the will of the voters,” he said. “I think without a constitutional amendment to end prohibition, medical marijuana patients will always be at risk.”




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Re: Montana marijuana advocates look to Colorado, Washington, [Re: mhbound]
    #645792 - 11/13/12 09:11 PM (4 years, 25 days ago)

WE NEED TO KEEP THE TOPIC GOING. DONT LET IT DIE DOWN. if it dies down and main street media does not cover it no more it will be pushed under the rug for another 10 years


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Re: Montana marijuana advocates look to Colorado, Washington, [Re: GBurger717]
    #645874 - 11/14/12 12:58 PM (4 years, 24 days ago)

I agree. I think we have made a loud enough voice to where it won't die down easily.


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