Second Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure Filed In Montana

Two competing plans to ask Montana voters to legalize and tax recreational marijuana are underway in the state.  A group called MontanaCan is the latest initiative sponsor calling for a change in the state’s policies for marijuana.

MontanaCan is proposing a gross sales tax on the recreational drug of no more than 5 percent, and legal use of the drug for people 18 and older.

In a separate campaign, New Approach Montana is working on a ballot initiative pushing for a 20 percent excise tax on all recreational marijuana. That plan calls for the drug to be legal for those 21 and older.