The Billings Gazette reports that proposed funding to allow the state to administer the recreational cannabis program approved by Montana voters last November took a nearly 50% hit Wednesday after a legislative subcommittee recommended deep cuts to the budget. The General Government Appropriations Subcommittee recommended reducing funding for the program, which will be administered by the Department of Revenue, during its executive action Wednesday morning. Those recommendations will be reviewed by the full House Appropriations Committee, which will determine whether to include them as amendments to the budget bill. The move follows a decision by Republicans in the Legislature last month to remove supplemental funding that would have allowed the revenue department to begin laying the groundwork for the program this budget year.

Cannabis Law Report, 02/11/2021 23:59:00

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