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Senate bill would ‘eliminate’ adult-use marijuana dispensaries in Montana

Sen. Keith Regier, R-Kalispell, has introduced a bill to dismantle the adult-use recreational cannabis industry in Montana. Senate Bill 546 contains several provisions that would drastically alter the state’s marijuana marketplace. Primarily, it focuses on “eliminating adult-use dispensaries.” The bill additionally raises the state tax on medical marijuana from 4% to 20% and puts significant limits on medical marijuana potency and allowable amounts for possession. While the bill prohibits non-medical marijuana sales, it does not re-criminalize marijuana possession for adults.