Montana voted earlier this month to legalize recreational
marijuana, but one of the hurdles to overcome is whether or not people without medical marijuana cards can find their way into the state's legal system.
A lawsuit was filed in Helena County Court to challenge the constitutionality of the initiative, and the Montana legislature could amend the two initiatives to legalize recreational marijuana in the state during the next session in 2021. As it stands, marijuana will become legal in Montana on January 1, but existing dispensaries have 12 months to apply for licenses before they are opened to the public. Montana's Department of Finance will begin accepting applications from existing pharmacies to open recreational stores on October 1, 2021, according to a press release. While weeds will be legal to grow for personal use (for personal use or personal use) from 1 January, it will take a while for recreational pharmacies to open.