Montana voters passed two ballot initiatives Tuesday, paving the way for the state to legalize recreational marijuana use. Both ballot measures were required to pass in order for recreational marijuana use to be permitted in the state.
Just because the measures passed, though, doesn’t mean you can go out and buy it just yet. The state will still need to set up rules, regulations and begin the process for applications for dispensaries.
What does the legalization of marijuana mean in Montana?
I-90 creates rules for marijuana use, as well as a 20% tax on sales of recreational marijuana by licensed vendors. It also allows the option for individual counties to prohibit dispensaries through a public vote.