Someone threw a Molotov cocktail through the window of a Billings medical marijuana business early yesterday and spray-painted "Not in Our Town" on its storefront, the second such act in as many days, authorities said.
The incidents came as the Billings City Council was scheduled to vote last night on whether to place a six-month moratorium on new medical marijuana businesses opening in the city.
…Trevor McFarren, co-owner of Montana Therapeutics, said his business provides medical marijuana for about 50 people and has operated since January. Until now, the business has never had a problem, a complaint, or even a bad phone call, he said.
McFarren said he believes the council vote has something to do with the timing of the act, which he estimated caused $2,500 in damage. "I'm sure they're trying to fuel the fire about" the vote, he said. "It's more of an attack on the community than anything."
For a great look at the thriving medical marijuana business in Los Angeles, see Brian Doherty's April cover story.