MT: Error In Marijuana Initiative Could Delay Changes To Law

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Helena, Mont. – Organizers of a ballot initiative that aims to immediately reverse new restrictions to medical marijuana distribution in Montana may have inadvertently set their cause back by half a year.

The initiative seeks, in part, to lift a restriction that goes into effect next week limiting marijuana providers to a maximum of three registered patients. Organizers estimate that limitation will leave more than 12,000 patients without providers.

They are trying to prevent the measure from taking effect and their ballot initiative seeks to immediately strike that part of the law.

But the text of their initiative says the three-patient limit would not be lifted until June 30.

Organizer Kate Cholewa says that is a clerical error that can be fixed after the election.

But Legislative Services attorney Todd Everts says a fix would require legislative approval.

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