Cities grapple with what legal weed will mean
Montana's adult-use marijuana market opens in five months. Local governments have until then to sort out just what legalization will look like in their communities.
August 18, 2021
With five months until Montana's adult-use marijuana market opens up, municipalities from Kalispell to Billings are figuring out what legal cannabis will look like in their communities.
Voters legalized general-use cannabis for adults last November and the Legislature sorted out additional details during its session this spring. It's now up to municipalities to figure out things like which zoning districts dispensaries will be allowed in and whether legal marijuana will be subject to local option sales taxes. Some parts of the state, like Billings, are also considering prohibiting gener...