Lunch Meeting: “Let’s talk about recreational Weed!”
12:00 PMMcCormicks Cafe, 2419 Montana Avenue
“Let’s talk about recreational Weed!” In 2021, Montanans voted to legalize recreational marijuana. HB701 addressed basic regulations and parameters, but the bill provided significant latitude to cities and counties regarding how sales might be taxed, where dispensaries might be located, the number of dispensaries allowed, testing policies, and product labeling criteria. Yellowstone County has decided against an immediate ballot resolution, however, the City of Billings is putting forward a ballot initiative asking voters to consider whether recreational marijuana dispensaries should be allowed within the city limits of Billings. Becky Bey (with significant assistance via video from her friend Ben Cort in Colorado) will be providing information and lessons learned in Colorado (as this was the first state to legalize recreational marijuana), that will help MAFE members become more informed about the positives and negatives of recreational marijuana and prepare them for the upcoming decisions the City and County will be making on this important public health issue.