HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Medical marijuana advocates are turning to the voters after the Montana Supreme Court ruled there is no constitutional right to access the drug.
Tuesday's decision lifted a judge's block of parts of a 2011 law banning marijuana providers from compensation and limiting them to three registered users each.
Montana Cannabis Industry Association president Chris Lindsey says the court battle is not over. But now his group's focus will shift to a Nov. 6 referendum that asks voters to repeal Senate Bill 423.
Lindsey says it is only right for voters to decide the matter since they legalized medical marijuana in the first place.
Bill sponsor Sen. Jeff Essmann says many who voted for the 2004 initiative did not mean for it to become a booming industry.