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Bill sponsor pushes for veto override after Gianforte rejects popular marijuana tax bill

The sponsor of a popular initiative seeking to divvy up more than $50 million of marijuana tax revenue is requesting that lawmakers be given an opportunity to override a veto Gov. Greg Gianforte issued in the final hours of the 2023 legislative session.

At issue is Senate Bill 442, which proposes to divide tax revenues levied on recreational marijuana sales between the General Fund, county road construction and maintenance, conservation and recreation programs, addiction treatment and veterans services.

Gianforte vetoed SB 442 May 2, the day after it passed its final legislative hurdle, a 48-1...

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