420 with CNW — Montana Supreme Court Throws Out Case Against Marijuana Legalization Measure

October 28, 2020 15:25:43

On Wednesday, Oct. 21, the Montana Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit against a marijuana legalization initiative appearing on the state’s November ballot. Sponsored by the New Montana approach, the initiative would establish a legal cannabis market for adults in the state. But as the elections drew closer, the initiative was challenged by Wrong for Montana, an organization arguing that, because the initiative involves appropriating funds, it violates state statute on citizen initiatives.

“We have prepared this lawsuit, and we are in the process of filing it,” said Steve Zabawa of Wrong for Montana (WFM). He cited article III, section IV of Montana’s constitution, which says that citizens “may enact laws by initiative on all matters except appropriations of money and local or special laws.” If the legalization initiative was. . .


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