Montana Lawmakers Consider Bill on Legal Protections for Medical Marijuana Patients

Montana’s House Human Services Committee held an initial hearing Thursday on a bill that would increase legal protections for medical marijuana patients in the state.

Rep. Mary Ann Dunwell, a Democrat, is sponsoring House Bill 445, which would make a variety of changes to the state’s medical marijuana law. She said it is intended to address some issues that remained after the Legislature passed a wide-ranging reform bill in 2017.

“This is, I guess you could call, a ‘clean-up bill,’ or filling in the gaps that we might not have anticipated when we put all those amendments in,” she said.