Marijuana Ballot Initiatives

Activists File Pot Legalization Initiative in Montana

Looking to get it on the ballot in 2014

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Activists in Montana filed a ballot initiative over the weekend that would legalize marijuana in the state if it is approved at the polls in 2014.

Ballot Issue #1, as the Secretary of State's office labeled it, would strike all criminal penalties for marijuana cultivation, distribution and use, making such activities "subject to reasonable limitations, regulation, and taxation."

If that sounds familiar, it should: earlier this year, an initiative with the exact same wording failed to qualify for Montana's 2012 ballot after organizers came up nearly 30,000 signatures short on their petition drive.