Montana Becomes the 15th State to Legalize Marijuana
Montana voters, who approved medical marijuana by a wide margin in 2004, have passed a ballot measure that takes the further step of allowing recreational use. With 75 percent of precincts reporting, 57 percent of voters had said yes to Initiative 190, which also authorizes state-licensed growers, manufacturers, and retailers to serve the recreational market.
Montana is the 15th state to legalize marijuana for recreational use, joining 11 states that took that step from 2012 to 2019, along with New Jersey, Arizona, and South Dakota, where voters approved legalization on Tuesday. As of next year, about one in three Americans will live in states that allow recreational use.
Under Initiative 190, adults 21 or older will be allowed to possess up to an ounce of marijuana in public and grow up to four plants at home beginning on January 1, 2021. The Montana Department of Revenue is required to start accepting applications from growers, processors, and r
Article from Latest – Reason.com