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End-of-session marijuana bills add mix of complications and relief for the industry

In the waning days of the 2023 Legislature, lawmakers passed a handful of bills that — if signed into law by Gov. Greg Gianforte — will have large impacts on the adult-use recreational cannabis industry in the state. Some new policies — like an extended moratorium to prohibit new businesses until 2025, and new leniency with THC testing for edibles — could help bolster the industry. But others, like an enormous hike on license renewal fees, could make the industry more difficult for businesses to navigate.