A bill introduced by Sens. Steve Daines, R-Montana and Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, would allow dispensaries to conduct modern commerce with actual banks – a move that would render cash nearly as obsolete as it is anywhere else.
One of Montana’s few in-state laboratories that had participated in the roll-out of the recreational and medical marijuana programs said that it has closed its doors, largely based on concerns the owners have with scientific accuracy of testing the formerly banned substance.
Arizona’s recreational cannabis sales hit the $100 million mark in March for the first time since sales began, while the medical market maintained a tenuous equilibrium around the $30 million mark per month.
It’s still unknown whether wildlife habitat and county roads will get more funding from Montana’s marijuana tax revenue, but legislators kept the possibility alive by overruling the governor on a related bill.