Montana medical marijuana law facing changes
January 13, 2011
Some of Montana's medical marijuana producers' profits might go up in smoke.
Montana lawmakers are considering bills to regulate the growth and sale of medicinal pot, including a 10 percent tax on the sale of bud.
Senate Bill 154, introduced by republican Sen. Dave Lewis of Helena, asks that the Department of Revenue oversee the use of medical marijuana. SB 154 would require medical marijuana growers to be licensed, submit quarterly reports, and pay a 10 percent tax on the sale of marijuana.
The bill also seeks to make changes in how patients are given medical marijuana cards they need in order to be able to buy medical marijuana. SB 154 would require a person with severe chronic pain to have prescriptions from two doctors before receiving a medical marijuana card.