420 with CNW – Montana Marijuana Legalization Activists Beat the Odds and Submit Needed Voter Signatures

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has dealt the world a blow it will take years to recover from. The health crisis has stretched healthcare capabilities to the max, and experts say the U.S. economy is already in a recession. Drug reform initiatives have been majorly affected too, with states like New York and Missouri postponing their marijuana legalization initiatives to 2021 and beyond. Montana, however, seems to have weathered the storm after activists submitted the required voter signatures before the deadline.

The New Approach Montana campaign turned in more than 130,000 signatures to qualify two legalization initiatives for the November ballot. Although the coronavirus pandemic forced the activists to put their signature collection activities in pause, they relaunched their efforts in recent weeks and submitted their final petition on deadline day. The first initiative, a statutory measure to establish a regulated market for adults in the state, required…


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