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Secretary of State issues veto override poll on long-in-limbo marijuana revenue measure

Following court orders, lawmakers will now have an opportunity to override Gov. Greg Gianforte’s veto of a 2023 marijuana tax revenue allocation measure.

Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen last week complied with a state district court order by sending a poll that could give lawmakers the ability to override Gov. Greg Gianforte’s veto of a marijuana tax reallocation measure, a significant step in a now almost yearlong fight about the separation of powers and proper veto procedure.

Lawmakers now have a month to respond to the mail poll, which asks whether they want to override Gianforte’s veto of Senate Bill 442, legislation that initially passed the Legislature with broad bipartisan support in the 2023 session. The measure would divvy...