Montana Senate resuscitates medical marijuana repeal bill 29-21
(NBC Montana) 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.
It looks like Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer may be all that stands between 28,000 patients returning to criminal status and protecting them from arrest. Call the governor and prevent the first ever marijuana reform state loss in forty years of drug war.
Governor Brian D. Schweitzer
Office of the Governor
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Helena MT 59620-0801
(406) 444-3111, FAX (406) 444-5529 March 31, 2011