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Articles with the Tag: marijuana

Lake County to vote on marijuana tax

LAKE COUNTY — Recreational marijuana has been legal in Montana since January 1, and medical marijuana has been legal in the state since 2004, but neither are taxed locally in Lake County. That could change on election day.  Voters will decide whether to impose a 3% local tax on the sale of recr...

Ronan council approves continued siren use, marijuana ordinance Ronan council approves continued siren use, marijuana ordinance

RONAN — The Ronan city council meeting on Dec. 20 began with discussion of the continued use of the local fire siren. Thirty-four community members attended the meeting. All voted in favor of the siren’s continued use. When the council asked for public opinion on use of the siren, several atte...

Marijuana ordinance passes first reading in Polson Marijuana ordinance passes first reading in Polson

LAKE COUNTY — Although sales of recreational marijuana become legal in Montana Jan. 1, locals won’t see a deluge of dispensaries selling pot. Instead, suggests Polson City Manager Ed Meece, “we’ll probably see the licenses issued in a constant trickle rather than a flood over 2022.&rd...

Marijuana tax referendum to be put before voters next June

LAKE COUNTY — The legalization of recreational marijuana, approved by voters in Lake County and statewide during the November 2020 general election, edges ever closer to reality, with sales slated to begin Jan.1.  For local governments, legalization could mean additional tax income, pending the...

Local governments hold roundtable discussion on recreational marijuana sales Local governments hold roundtable discussion on recreational marijuana sales

RONAN — Representatives from local, county and tribal government met last week to discuss strategies for regulating recreational marijuana sales which are set to begin Jan. 1, 2022. Montana voters approved the sale of recreational marijuana for adults 21 and older during the 2020 election. HB 701, pass...

Polson establishes task force to regulate recreational marijuana

The City of Polson has established a Marijuana Task Force to begin developing initial strategies and recommendations for regulating recreational marijuana. Sales of legal pot are set to begin Jan. 1 under guidelines passed by the 2021 Legislature.  At the city commission meeting on Sept. 8, city mana...

Legal cannabis: Next steps, and what you can do now Legal cannabis: Next steps, and what you can do now

MONTANA — While the bill that establishes the framework of recreational cannabis in Montana is still waiting for Gov. Greg Gianforte’s signature, the department that will implement the program is wasting no time getting ready.   Officials at the Montana Department of Revenue are already p...

Three charges answered: not guilty

A Pablo woman is facing three trials in November that stem from three separate criminal matters. Shanice Annalyn Miles, 20, entered pleas of not guilty at District Court in Polson on April 15 to felony charges of theft, criminal endangerment and burglary. According to court records, she was caught in poss...

Recreational marijuana licenses available by Oct. 1, 2021

News from the Montana Department of Revenue   MONTANA – The Montana Department of Revenue has begun the process to make licenses available for recreational marijuana cultivation and sale by Oct. 1, 2021, following the recent voter approval of Initiative 190.  “There’s a lo...

Revenue potential of taxation on recreational cannabis considered

News from UM Bureau of Business, Economic Research MONTANA ­— The Montana economy could receive a significant boost in revenue, if it were to tax the sale of legalized recreational cannabis, according to a new study released by researchers at the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the...


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