Montana: Senate Endorses Full Repeal Of Medical Marijuana

HELENA, Mont. — Senators endorsed a bill repealing medical marijuana shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday by a vote of 29-21. It needs one more, mostly procedural, vote to clear the chamber.

The Senate began arguing the repeal after a last minute push got HB 161 to the Senate floor by a one-vote margin.

Democrats say Republicans are going against what the public wants, but Republicans say what’s going on in Montana now isn’t what 62 percent of the voters approved several years ago.

“There is something drastically wrong with our situation,” said Sen. John Brenden (R-Scobey).

“I would urge the members of this committee to vote yes on the repeal,” Brenden told his fellow legislators.

“I would love to be able to see us do a couple of things with that bill to allow these folks who are being helped to continue to be helped,” said Sen. Ron Erickson (D-Missoula).

We have a reporter in Helena and will keep you updated as we get more information on this vote. Check NBC Montana for details. Source.

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