and thereby ended the farce.
Montana governor to let strict medical marijuana overhaul become law without his signature
STEPHEN DOCKERY Associated Press
First Posted: April 29, 2011 - 6:26 pm
Last Updated: April 29, 2011 - 8:17 pm
HELENA, Mont. — A medical marijuana overhaul bill that aims to reduce the number of patients and end pot businesses will become law without the signature of the governor.
Gov. Brian Schweitzer remained critical Friday of the bill that passed the Legislature on Thursday, saying he believes it will prevent access to the drug for some people who need it.
But the current law couldn't stand because of the booming marijuana trade that has resulted, and the Legislature had ruled out all the other alternatives, he said.
"Is the bill perfect? Not close," Schweitzer said. "But can I veto this thing and allow the wild, wild west to go on for the next couple of years? I don't think so."
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