HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Senate has passed a bill to implement a recreational marijuana program in the state after voters last year approved a ballot measure to legalize recreational sales.
The ballot measure also sought to divert a significant portion of tax revenue toward conservation efforts.
Under the bill, $6 million would go to a drug addiction treatment program that has backing from Gov. Greg Gianforte.
More than 30% of revenue would go towards conservation efforts.
The bill passed the Senate with a 34-16 vote. It heads next back to the House, which will vote on the Senate amendments.