Montana becomes the newest State to to sell recreational marijuana legally which law went into effect on 1st January 2022.
Montana residents adopted the law on Election Day in 2020 with 57% of the vote, the state legislature passed law, which came after a year.
The law includes provisions limiting where in the state the substance can be purchased. Under the law, those in “green counties” where a majority of residents voted in for, in 2020, are allowed to sell the drug for recreational use, while those in “red counties” where the majority of residents voted against legalization, are not, according to the Montana Department of Revenue.
Red counties vendors are not able to sell recreational marijuana, unless they put the matter up to a country-wide vote and majority of residents support the provision, according to the Departmen.
Licenses are required for both the sale and use of the substance.
Anyone in the state, of age 21 years or older can own up to one ounce of the marijuana, and residents can grow up to two mature plants at a time.
Thus, Montana hits the list of the latest state to to legalize marijuana for recreational use and begins sales in the past one year.
Montana is one of the eighteen states marijuana is legalized. Other states include; Connecticut, Nevada, New Jersey, Mexico, New York and Virginia in 2021.
However, not all the states approved for recreational use have have started sales and it remains illegal on the federal level accordingly.