Firebombs target 2 medical-marijuana businessesSubmitted by MMJ Ministry on Fri, 05/14/2010 - 13:30
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Someone threw a Molotov cocktail through the window of a Billings medical marijuana business early Monday and spray-painted "NOT IN OUR TOWN" on its storefront, the second such act in as many days, authorities said.
The attempted arsons come as the Billings City Council was scheduled to vote Monday night on whether to place a six-month moratorium on new medical marijuana businesses. The council was still listening to public comment late Monday night.
A rock was used to break the glass of Montana Therapeutics at 4:30 a.m. Monday, and a beer bottle filled with gasoline was lit and thrown inside, Billings police Sgt. Kevin Iffland said. A passer-by reported the fire.