Anti-Pot Groups Drop Suit Over Montana Legalization Initiative

By Diana Novak Jones (June 11, 2021, 10:23 PM EDT) -- A pair of anti-marijuana groups are dropping their lawsuit challenging a Montana voter-backed initiative that legalized pot for adult use, saying the passage of two pieces of legislation on recreational marijuana and voter initiatives has accomplished their goals.

Anti-pot groups SAFE Montana and Wrong For Montana sued the state to block Initiative No. 190 the day after Election Day, when 57% of voters approved the legalization measure. But Gov. Greg Gianforte's signature on H.B. 701, which sets restrictions on the state's adult-use industry, and on H.B. 651, which bans ballot measures from directing revenue appropriation, makes the suit moot, said Steve...

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