By Amanda Eggert
Montana Free Press 

Recreational marijuana tax bill headed to Gov. Gianforte's desk

Bill seeking to split weed tax collections between rural roads, wildlife habitat, veteran services and addiction treatment clears its final legislative hurdle.


This story was updated May 2, 2023, to correct the percentage of marijuana tax revenue proposed for Habitat Montana distribution according to the text of Initiative 190.

After passing its final legislative vote 49-1, a bill seeking to adjust how $50 million of recreational marijuana taxes are distributed is headed to Gov. Greg Gianforte’s desk for his consideration.

Senate Bill 442 began as a “kind of controversial bill,” according to its sponsor, Sen. Mike Lang, R-Malta. But during a press conference Monday afternoon at the Capitol, Lang said the version of the bill that passed the L...

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