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By Addie Slanger
Community News Service, UM School of Journalism 

Pair of measures would legalize marijuana in Montana


October 15, 2020

Hazel Cramer/Community News Service

Montana voters will decide this fall if recreational use of marijuana is legal for residents age 21 or older.

Marijuana is back on the ballot - the third time in the last five election cycles - but this year Montanans will decide for the first time whether to follow other states like Colorado and Washington in legalizing use for all adults.

The issue comes in the form of complementary ballot initiatives I-190 and CI-118. I-190 creates the rules for a recreational marijuana system in Montana, including a 20% tax. It also allows each county the option to prohibit dispensaries in their county.

CI-118 would amend the Montana Constitution to allow the state to set the minimum buying age to 21. If both...

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