Montana marijuana initiative gets approved for circulation
HELENA, Montana: With less than a week left for initiative organizers to gather required signatures to get their proposed measure on the general election ballot, the Secretary of State certified the marijuana law repeal proposal for circulation. The measure, also known as I-165, would, if enacted, allow the repeal the Montana Medical Marijuana Act, which legalized medical marijuana in the state. The law that the measure is hoping to repeal was approved in 2004, when voters approved it with a vote of 276,042 (61.8%) to 170,579 (38.2).
The initiative campaign needs to collect 24,337 signatures by the June 18, 2010 petition drive deadline. The group received permission to circulate on June 11, 2010.